There are some scriptures which "hit you between the eyes" with the directness of their instruction. For a pastor/shepherd, one such passage is 2 Timothy 4:1, 2:
Manifest your love for the Lord today by truly loving His Body, the church, today. Prove your love with sincere service to the needs of others among whom He has placed you, not just those whom you choose to serve because you are "familiar" with them, but especially those who have the greatest needs, even though you may not feel particularly "close" to them.
Giving when there is no thought of or opportunity of "receiving" is true selfless service. Selfless service is God-honoring service. There is nothing more needful and, though admittedly challenging in some cases, ultimately, there is nothing more rewarding.
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