The Bible repeatedly encourages Christians to “encourage one another,” but how can you tell when someone needs encouragement?
“The answer is easy,” said Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy. “If they’re breathing!” He quipped, “I get a lot of encouragement, but I never got an overdose.”
Offering encouragement is a small act that can have a big impact. In fact, two esteemed Christian writers call encouragers angelic and godly:
George MacDonald said, “If, instead of a gem or even a flower, we could cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of a friend that would be giving as the angels give.”
G.K. Chesterton said, “If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.”
Who in your life might need an encouraging word today?