There was once a donkey for hire. He was chosen out of the rest of the donkeys to be the one hired out for a day. At the end of the day, the rest of the donkeys asked him how his day went.
The donkey was thrilled. "It was amazing," he said. "There were crowds lining both sides of the street. They were throwing palm fronds before my feet and shouting 'Hosanna!' as I passed by."
"You know," said the donkey, "I think they're gonna crown me King."
The point is obvious. Nobody remembers the donkey. It is the Message he carries that people pay attention to - the donkey is only part of the background. Your life should be about presenting the message that the Lord is preparing to return, not about the donkey carrying that message. The donkey only carried the Message, and so should we all.
Strive to be the carrier of the message and show by example in our lives how that Message has transformed us, instead of braying like a donkey to bring attention to ourselves. The message we carry is far more important! It's eternal...