Recently, a 7-year-old critically ill New Jersey boy donated his “Make-A-Wish.” This young man turned down a chance to have his dream fulfilled because he wanted to help sick children whose families were struggling to pay medical bills.

Throughout treatment, he had encountered families who were struggling and children who could not get treatment because they could not afford the expense.  So, he asked that instead of receiving a wish, the money be donated to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, so less fortunate children could receive medical treatments. Make-A-Wish officials say the boy’s family wants him to remain anonymous, so he can learn the importance of doing good deeds without being praised.

This selfless act exemplifies Christ and demonstrates the tenderness and compassion of Christ-like love.  Philippians 2 tells us:

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

As you think about your choices today do something unselfish without expecting any praise.