In the American Revolutionary War, during preparations for a battle, a man in civilian cloths passed a corporal who was arrogantly ordering his men to lift a heavy beam.
The man stopped and asked the corporal, “Why don’t you help them?”
“Sir,” the answer came back indignantly, “I am a corporal!”
With a muttered apology, the stranger stripped off his coat and pitched in to help the soldiers.
“Mr Corporal,” he said, when the task was done, “when ever you haven’t enough men to do a job, call on your Commander-in-Chief. I’ll be glad to help”. With that, George Washington put on his coat and left.
To help others, we must often humble ourselves but, paradoxically enough, we always win by doing so
He that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Matthew 23:11