Useless servant and hero
That is what heroes often say: especially firefighters, police officers, and soldiers who risk their lives to save others.
True, it is their job, but even fulfilling one’s job seems unusual in this world of instant gratification and self-centeredness, let alone risking death or injury.
Likewise, as the Lord tells us in today’s Gospel (Luke 17:7-10), we are totally insignificant in the shadow of Almighty God and obeying His Commandments, while necessary, is nothing to boast of.
Yet, against the backdrop of this world of selfishness, even being an obedient useless servant can be heroic.