Sometimes all it takes is the “unexpected” to reach a heart! Thanks “lessonsbyheart”!
Barely making eye contact, Johanna* quickly looked past me as I entered the building and asked, “How are you?”
Slowing down a bit, I responded, “I’m dying of cancer.”
She never batted an eye. “Oh, that’s nice, dear.”
(I’m not dying of cancer – just so you know!)
This was part of an experiment I’ve been running, curious to see how people would respond. Most of the time, when folks ask “How are you?” they’re doing the “polite” thing. Very few actually give a rip.
On the street, polite disinterest is to be expected. When I find the sense of “don’t bother me with the details, just give me the standard answer” among my church family members, I am saddened. Because we have the “mind of Christ,” His tender-hearted care must be evident, one would think.
My goal is to become genuine. Therefore, if I don’t care, I don’t…
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