Candle to candle
The idea of humility and servant leadership can be likened to a candle, which gives light to others without drawing attention to itself.
The candle, in its very nature, is selfless, as it consumes its own wax to provide light for others. The candle also symbolizes the idea of sacrifice. In order for the candle to give light, it must sacrifice its own wax.
However, the candle also symbolizes the idea of burning out. A candle can only burn for so long before it is consumed by the very flame that gives it life.
Relying on one candle is not sustainable, but imagine if there are more candles lighting the world. Maybe there will be no more need for one candle to fully consume itself because there will be others who can take its place. Candle to candle, we pass on the flame that can purify us so we can be the best version of ourselves.
Mark 3:7-12. He warned them sternly not to make him known.
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Quick meta-reflection on AI-assisted writing: ChatGPT listed useful analogies, and what struck me was likening servant leadership to candlelight.