I’ve been in full-time Christian ministry since age 22. When it comes to socializing, I’m borderline–not your extrovert and not your introvert (though I tend to be more introverted).
So at times, it’s a challenge to smile at a stranger and even say the familiar kind words of “Have a blessed day.”
Yesterday, however, I overcame that introverted side of me with a smile and the few kinds words, “Have a blessed day.”
The stranger’s response: “Thanks. I really needed that.”
I walked away smiling and saying to myself, “I should do this more often. You never know how a smile and a few kind words can lift someone or make a difference in their life.
Rather than the hate, distrust, and violence we continue to witness–whether in our communities or on social media.
It’s modeling Ephesians 4:29-32.