Friday, November 22, 2013

Should Missionaries Have Manners?

I have been embarrassed in how some missionaries have no more manners than the non-churched.  Manners are simply “kindness in action” and since we have the fruit of the spirit (one being kindness), should we not have manners?  I have noticed how some of us men do not care for our wives.  From time to time, our wives handle everything, order in restaurants, pay the bills, and make flight arrangements.  Some men walk in front of their wives, do not seem to help them at all and never hold the door or chair for them.  I thought of this when reading the article at this link “Mom always shovels the drive.”  I trust each of us will continue to grow in appreciation of others and understand that manners are God’s kindness in action, especially to our families, co-workers, fellow believers in the church, and the general public.

"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16, nasb).

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