British minister J.H. Jowett told the story of a convict from Darlington, England. He had just been released after three years in jail when he happened to pass the mayor on the street. Expecting nothing more than cold ostracism, he did not know how to respond when the mayor tipped his hat, and said, “Hello! I’m glad to see you! How are you?”
Years later the two accidentally met in another city. The mayor didn’t remember the man, but the man had never forgotten the mayor. He said, “I want to thank you. When I came out of prison, you spoke a kind word to me, and it changed my life.”
1 Peter 5:14 says, “Greet one another with a kiss of love.” Simply greeting one another is not that hard, and what is small to you may be huge to someone else.