Years ago, a large shoe manufacturer sent two sales reps into the Australian outback. The company’s crazy sales manager thought he could drum up shoe business among the tribes living off the land.

Sometime later, telegrams arrived from both shoe reps. The sales manager tore them open. The first one said, “No business possible. Natives don’t wear shoes.” The second rep said, “Great business opportunity! Natives don’t wear shoes!”

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. ‘Wanna bet that a visitor to the second salesman’s territory would see natives in shoes? Where one rep saw a dead end, another rep saw opportunity. Opportunities abound if we choose to see them . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Therefore, as we have opportunity , let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Gal. 6:10)

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