Bruce Renfroe, an elevator operator in New York City, quickly came to recognize the same somber faces riding his elevator every day. The passengers rarely spoke or even acknowledged one another. Bruce Renfroe took action. He hung pictures in his elevator. He played jazz. He even kept his Bible there. In an eight-by-eight space, he did his best to build community. And it worked! Riding up in the mornings and back down after five, people began to talk to each other and to share parts of their lives with their small elevator family.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. An elevator operator makes a difference in lives—in a few short moments each day. What about you? Where can you make a difference in the lives you touch? It’s the high calling of our daily work.
“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.” (1 Thess. 3:12)