I was recently in an EEOC training and the trainer was explaining how certain very innocent, well meaning phrases that we use may sometimes come across as offensive and she used the following illustration:
“There was a Bank Teller who always said, “God bless you” to her customers after they finished their bank transactions with her. On one occasion, a certain customer was “offended” by her words and reported the Bank Teller to management. Of course management had to be “politically correct” and instructed the Bank Teller to not use the term “God bless you” to her customers. The Bank Teller did not get upset, she promptly agreed and continued to provide excellent customer service as usual.
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” -Colossians 3:23 (KJV)
“Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” -Colossians 3:24 (KJV)
But now, instead of saying, “God bless you” to her customers after finishing their transactions, she simply says, “Goodbye”.
Origin late 16th century: contraction of God Be With You!
MORAL OF THE STORY: there is always a way to share your Faith in God 😊
The Teacher in the classroom; the Office worker; the Politician; the high paid Athlete… as a Spirit filled, *born again Christian, how do you share your faith with others in a society where we are now hard-pressed to even say, “God bless you”?
I hope you enjoyed reading “How do you share your faith?” Kindly comment and share!
*Do you know what it means to be born again and do you know the importance of being born again? You can find the answers in the book of John, chapter 3, verses 1-15…
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” -John 3:3 (KJV)
And remember, God will not judge us on how we are treated; but He will judge us on how we treat others.
Speaking the Truth in Love and Goodbye,
Life Coach Babs Charles