It never ceases to amaze me that we so easily will take advantage of another in the process of advancing our own efforts or career. We seem to thrive on power over others as a desirable commodity and enthrone it in the lives of our children, only to find that it has become the controlling adjective of our character. Instead of strengthening the reputation of others, we depreciate it in hopes of elevating our own stature. Sadly, I saw it on display several years ago in the local church and most recently this morning during a business gathering. How unlike my master, Jesus, and the man who shared his gospel all throughout Europe, the Apostle Paul. Dale Carnegie was right… Winning friends and influencing people is sustained most when we look on others as more important than ourselves. (Philippians 2).