Wouldn’t it be wonderful if folks were ‘Good Neighbors”? State Farm Insurance Company was “Good Neighbor” for years, but things certainly have changed. I once worked for the “Farm” and during my tenure, I attended a company golf tournament/meeting in Austin. Citizen Band was the thing back then. As I neared Austin, my radio come alive with calls for “Good Neighbor”. That came as a surprise since that was my handle. Lo and behold, there were numerous of us who responded. All agents and all “Good Neighbors”. I always thought Paul’s message to the church of Rome to be appropriate for State Farm: “Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.” (Romans 15:2) And now, today’s from Paul: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10) When I was taking care of my insured, I always thought about scriptural reference to being a “Good Neighbor”. I did my very best, donchaknow. Really. Why do you suppose State Farm changed with less emphasis on being a good neighbor? Could it be the focus isn’t on Godliness in business practice any more? No surprise when you think about it. Godliness isn’t the practice anywhere anymore. We live in a time when our own President has to resort to Tweets to get truth out.
What a revolting development! And that’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates. AMEN