When You Think Of 'Servant' Don't Think Downton Abbey
True service comes from freedom not oppression or coercion.
When we hear the word servant here in the western world we think it sounds like oppression and being taken advantage of.
It conjures images of Downton Abbey and those below stairs people.
Servanthood isn't slavery because slavery is rooted in oppression but service is rooted in love and freedom.
Servant leaders are passionate about service, and don’t even care if others see them as oppressed.
Oppression is being made to do something against your will but servant leaders are happy because they see serving others as their vocation and calling.