“Genuine Kindness Matters”Categories: Minister's Corner
I came across this tidbit of information and was blown away…
“Giving diners a single mint at the end of a meal increased tips by around 3%. If two mints were provided, tips increased by 14%. More interestingly, if the waiter provided one mint, started to walk away from the table, but paused, turned back, and said, “For you nice people, here’s an extra mint”, tips increased by 23%, influenced not by what was given but how it was given.” - Influence At Work
Do you remember the fruits of the Spirit mentioned by the apostle Paul in Galatians 5:22-23? Listen to these words of Paul, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” God knew the beautiful fruit…KINDNESS would influence people in a positive way.
Imagine for a moment that those “diners” are not guests at an eating establishment but visitors to the Lord’s church, those “mints” and our words of encouragement is the kindness we offer.
God knew the importance and impact that genuine kindness would have on helping to bring others to come to know Jesus.
Let’s be kind to one another, our visitors at church, and to our neighbors in the Fulshear community.
“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.” (2 Peter 1:5-9)