Words of Affirmation - February 8, 2022

Three years into my role as senior minister of our church, a former senior minister returned to serve on our staff. Charles Prince was thirty years my senior, Harvard educated, and a member of the Mensa society. I was in my thirties, a rookie, and a charter member of the Dense society. Charles preempted any stress when he said, “I’m going to be your biggest cheerleader.” And he was. For twenty-five years, right up until the day he died.

Such encouragement has a Michelangelo impact on people. The sculptor saw the figure of David within the marble and carved it out. The encourager sees your best self and calls it out with words of affirmation. Be an encourager today!