The reading below is from my daily scripture feed. It brought to mind the need for me to be a servant first. Always. It is so easy to fall prey to gossip and deconstructing others, and where is the return in that. It does not take so much to be open to service and love first and foremost.
Reading 2, Galatians 5:1, 13-181 Christ set us free, so that we should remain free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be fastened again to the yoke of slavery.13 After all, brothers, you were called to be free; do not use your freedom as an opening for self-indulgence, but be servants to one another in love,14 since the whole of the Law is summarised in the one commandment: You must love your neighbour as yourself.15 If you go snapping at one another and tearing one another to pieces, take care: you will be eaten up by one another.16 Instead, I tell you, be guided by the Spirit, and you will no longer yield to self-indulgence.17 The desires of self-indulgence are always in opposition to the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are in opposition to self-indulgence: they are opposites, one against the other; that is how you are prevented from doing the things that you want to.18 But when you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.