When Ernest was a student in the Christopher Leadership Course, he shared a story about going to a job interview after being out of work for six months. The interview was scheduled to take place in a high-rise New York City office building.
Ernest got on the elevator, and the doors started to close. As they were nearly shut, he heard a woman shout, “Please hold the elevator!” He quickly pressed the “Door Open” button, allowing her to get in. The woman was grateful because she was already late for a meeting. She then asked Ernest what he was doing there, and he explained he had a job interview.
Not every act of kindness will have such a big reward. Then again, kindness should be its own reward.
Kindness is like a garden of blessings. (Sirach 40:17)
Teach me to treat others the way I’d like to be treated, Savior.