What Jesus meant was that we should always do the extra when someone asks something of us. He was referring to a generosity of heart that loves the person who is asking something of you and wants to do a little extra. Such a loving heart of service does not grumble and resent being asked to do the service but rather is cheerful and wants to do more than is asked or required by the person or the situation. This includes things you do for your family and things you do on the job, etc. As Christians, we should exemplify the generous nature of service that our Savior was such a good example of when He walked this earth. As you can imagine, He was beset with people at all times of the day, seeking His help, His healing, or His teaching and advice. Once His ministry on this earth began in earnest, there were probably few times that He was alone. Yet, there is no indication that He was ever short with people or that He begrudged always having demands of His time at all hours of His day.
This is the generosity of service and generosity of heart that we should also have in all things throughout our daily lives, especially as we are ambassadors for our Lord. Many times the people that we encounter in our daily lives know very little about God, so the only glimpse that they have of His Greatness and His Love is what they see in us. So it is very important that they see this same generosity of heart and service that our Lord exemplified. We should always be willing to go the extra mile and give more than is asked of us. And believe me, we will stand out when we do this. Years ago, I worked a job at UPS, loading trucks and sorting packages for delivery. The people around me often worked grudgingly, feeling as if they were being taken advantage of for doing an honest day’s work. So, when I was willing to work hard and do the extra effort beyond what was asked of me, people often took notice, and this gave me opportunities to explain the reason I worked so hard and teach people about the God I served.
I pray that you will have the courage and dedication to go the extra mile in your daily life, no matter what the task is so that you will be a good example of the God you serve.