I couldn't say how many times I've heard or read this particular passage. Whatever the number, I can't say I ever paid much attention.
A cursory glance might read this to mean the Twelve (the men who followed Jesus during His ministry) had better things to do than serve food to people.
Members of the new church gathered in Jerusalem were complaining that as newcomers their people weren't being treated like the locals. The Apostles, the twelve, listened and heard the concerns.
They didn't say it wasn't important. In fact, they proposed a solution and chose 7 of the best people for the job because they decided it was vital for the group.
Fast forward to present day and we might conclude the servers in the restaurant aren't as crucial as the chef in the kitchen. The chef must be higher on the food chain than the busboy and dishwasher, right?
In a restaurant, no is gets to eat and health licenses could be lost if things aren't kept clean. All the parts must each do their job for the entire mechanism to work.
A car with three wheels might make it a mile or two, but eventually the imbalance will create trouble for even a perfectly tuned engine.
In our workplace; in our family; in our community we each have a role to play. Sometimes we might feel out of place - perhaps there is a better place for us to be and someone else asked to perform their part.
Our houses of worship; the body of Christ - we aren't the preacher, usher, organist, and teacher. The body is best in its role and in our role there is no unimportant task or position.
A good thing to keep in mind when we begin to think we are the sun around which the earth revolves.
I Corinthians 12:12 - 20