Tuesday, May 22, 2012

When Sales Becomes Something Else

As a part of our stays here in our Myrtle Beach timeshare, there is the annual "owners' update"--a misnamed annual time when we hear a sales pitch for the resort.  We listen because we get some nice gift for doing so, and it is always interesting to see what they offer!

This time, we were talking with our sales rep, who asked what kind of job I did, and I mentioned I was a pastor.  As we continued, the discussion turned, and before we knew it, he was sharing with Kathy and me some very personal tragedies and challenges to faith.  We both had a chance to offer some encouragement to seek the Lord and his people, and while we didn't buy anything, it was a reminder that we never know when we will have an opportunity to speak a word of grace and truth.