At both of my children’s schools, the motto of “Be Kind” has been taken up as the overall theme for everyone to follow. The research the schools have provided to us parents about this tells us that if you foster a culture of kindness with everyone this will decrease bullying and allow for better relations between the students, teachers and administrators. It will basically allow for a much better attitude across the board with everyone that is at the school.
Is “Be Kind” the attitude we are taking with our co-workers at work?
Do you always have a kind demeanor when you disagree with the proposal that is being presented?
Do you speak kindly to the customer after they continuously berated you for a mistake that was beyond your control?
As a Real Christian Businessman, we must use the example of Jesus as our basis for how to interact with our co-workers, superiors, customers, and vendors. Looking through the New Testament of the Bible in particular, we see time after time where followers of Jesus would approach him in droves, follow him everywhere he went, yell at him, try and trick him, pull on his garment, and many times during all of this not act kind at all towards him.
Yet over and over again we see how he ALWAYS had a posture of kindness and compassion for those that were around him no matter how everyone was treating him.
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Eph 4:32 ESV
“A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.” Prov 11:17 ESV
Let’s use Jesus’ example today as well as these two verses to help us all act like a Real Christian Businessman should.
One that shows kindness to others.
One that “benefits himself.”
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