Leaving a Mark

My daughter bought a used car two weeks ago along with a warranty. When the battery died, she took the car in, thinking it would be covered. The auto company said it wasn’t and wanted to charge her $200.00. They finally got the issue resolved, and the company gave her a free battery, but my son-in-law had to fight to get it.

used carsApproximately 40 million used cars are sold yearly.

It used to be that a handshake and your word were your bond. You didn’t need contracts and attorneys to see to it people did the right thing. Boy, have times changed. Now companies will go out of their way to get what they want – money. They lie, cheat, and steal. The sad part is customers keep returning which in turn keeps these dishonest companies open.

Imagine if things were different, Wells Fargo wouldn’t owe over 480 million because of security fraud or a billion to settle lawsuits over loan abuses. Yet, people continue to bank with them. If customers walked away from these dishonest companies, they’d change their ways or go out of business.

In Luke 6:31 we’re told to, Do to others as you would have them do to you. If more people lived according to this rule, we’d leave an indelible mark upon others. We’d show them exactly what Jesus Christ looked like.

Too bad most of us today live by the motto “get them before they get me.”

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It never ceases to amaze me that companies spend millions to attract new customers (people they don’t know) and spend next to nothing to keep the ones they’ve got! Seems to me the budgets should be reversed! – Tom Peters, Writer

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The majority of the companies out there are honest, but there are those that stand out as having terrible customer service. There’re several lists that come out each year, and the same companies seem to always be in the top five. What’s even worse is when you hear the CEO or owners proclaim that they’re Christian. People who claim to believe in God, yet don’t live a Christian life hurt Jesus more than anything.

If you want to bring people to Jesus, do so with your actions. Treat others honestly, not only in your personal life but your professional life as well. Also, expect the same from the companies you deal with. It’s time to go back to a time when trust was an important word.

If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know, and I’ll be more than happy to pray for the situation.

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