THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
During her second month of nursing school, the professor gave a pop quiz.
Mary was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until she read the last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke.
She had seen the cleaning woman several times.
She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would she know her name?
She handed in her paper, leaving the last question blank.
Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say 'Hello'.
Mary never forgot that lesson.
She also learned the cleaning lady's name was Dorothy.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly:
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Throughout life you will meet many people.
Sometimes, you will not have an opportunity to know their name.
But we should learn the names of most of those folk with whom we interact often.
Taking time to learn someone’s name shows respect.
People have more respect toward a person who takes time to learn their name, and a little about them.
They will probably also remember your name!
How friendly are you toward others?
Enough to make friends?
There is One Person to Whom we should direct our attention very often.
Friendliness exhibits respect.
We should certainly be friendly toward Christ, for He has called us "friends." (John 15:15)
We should take time to talk to Him at least daily.
We should take time to learn about Him from His Word ... again, daily.
Remember, Jesus is the "Friend that sticketh closer than a brother!"
Be friendly toward Him, and
Be friendly toward others.