I made a quick stop in a Family Dollar store on my way to work this morning. I have had a hard time finding things in dollar stores in the past, so I asked the first employee I saw for help.
She told me they didn’t have what I was looking for, but that I should try the Dollar General across the street. For a second I thought I was on Miracle on 34th Street. I thanked her and moved on.
Sure enough, the Dollar General had what I was looking for (maybe Bono should try there). I told the clerk at Dollar General who helped me find it the story of Family Dollar referring me over there. She replied that they do this for each other.
I walked to my car thinking what a good business practice that was; that I would gladly stop at either of these stores again. I might, in fact, pass up some other store to bring my business to one of these.
Then God, I believe, invited me to consider the implications for my own line of work.
Would I be willing to recommend another church to someone who couldn’t find what they were looking for at mine?