National Junior Honor Society Book Report

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John 13:12-14— “When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another 's feet.”
Last year as a member of National Junior Honor Society I learned that service is not all about helping people, but giving of your time, treasure, and talent. It’s about humbling yourself and saying, “What I want to do is not as important as what God wants me to do.” Even if the work you do begins to seem monotonous and pointless, you have to trust that there is a purpose. Another thing I learned was the way NJHS members are …show more content…

Juggling school, extracurricular activities, and giving to others is an exceptionally difficult task. It is a delicate balance that we always are struggling with, but Jesus teaches us that if we put others’ needs before our own, He will put our needs first in Heaven.
My goal for the final year of NJHS membership is to view the service I do as something that I want to accomplish, not only as something that is required. It has always been hard for me to strive to work toward something that has no payoff, but seeing the service through the eyes of the one being served can show you how much the payoff really is. The appreciation you receive makes it all the work worth the time and trouble. In addition, when your own motivation is what drives you, success is not a challenge in the slightest.
NJHS gives opportunities unlike any other organization that our school provides for us and I am glad to be a part of such a prestigious group of intelligent young adults. The values imparted to me will stick with me for my entire life and the wisdom I have gained will aid me and guide me in everything I do. I greatly appreciate your consideration and look forward to having the chance to have an impact on others’

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