British statesman and financier Cecil Rhodes, whose fortune was used to endow the world-famous Rhodes Scholarships, was a stickler for correct dress but apparently not at the expense of someone else’s feelings.
A young man invited to dine with Rhodes arrived by train and had to go directly to Rhodes’s home in his travel-stained clothes.
Once there he was appalled to find the other guests already assembled, wearing full evening dress. After what seemed a long time Rhodes appeared, in a shabby old blue suit.
Later the young man learned that his host had been dressed in evening clothes, but put on the old suit when he heard of his young guest’s dilemma.
St. Paul tells us that this is what Jesus did for us: “He emptied himself by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:7).
Consider a time when YOU saved another person from an embarrassing situation.
How big was the SMILE ON YOUR HEART?
I hope my new novel – THE GATHERING – will also put a big smile on your heart.