As I contemplate this, I think of the example we have in Jesus; particularly as our thoughts turn to the events of Holy Week as we approach the last weeks of the period of Lent.
After sharing the Passover supper, Jesus our Saviour and Messiah knelt and washed the feet of his disciples. Even the one who he knew would betray him.
This is the image we have of the Servant King and Jesus is our role model in serving others.
Two things that strike me are humility and love.
'If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love I have nothing' ! Corinthians 13: 3
This quote from a passage in Corinthians is sandwiched between two chapters about spiritual gifts that we use to serve the Lord and one another. our motive must be rooted in love both for Jesus and for one another as the Body of Christ.