Say It With Flowers

THE SENIORS CENTER “FLOWER TECHNIQUE” WAS EMPLOYED to win the heart of the 74-year-old manager, who has called me into her office twice to tell me that I can’t preach the Gospel, can’t pray for people and can’t help people.flowers I asked my Pastor, Zac, from Hope Chapel Hermosa Beach, what I should do?

“Did you buy her flowers?”

“Uh, no….”

This week I did. I hid them behind my back and presented them to her. “Let’s start all over now that I know the rules,” I cheerfully said to her. She thanked me politely and stored them in her office.

I sat down to eat at the table with the other seniors like I do every week, but this time there was a visitor. He was a forty-year-old man who had been saved for six months and was on fire. What could I do? I had to encourage him in the Lord. We talked and shared Scripture while keeping a wary eye on the manager. I told the young believer that I’d like to pray for him. Outside.

I bussed the tables and after nearly everyone had left, I approached the manager. “How’d I do?”

“So far so good,” she replied. “But the day’s not over yet.”

I fully expect a third invitation into her office next week.

Read about the utter hypocrisy I witnessed at my next visit by clicking here.

2 Responses to “Say It With Flowers”

  1. rufustfirefly says:

    Who said you can’t help people?

  2. Robert Moss says:

    One of the hardest times in my Christian serving was when I worked for a “Christian” organization. They handcuff you spiritually to their version of the Christian faith. I identify with you Steve. Discernment and prayer is always two key components In serving where you are at. Prayers continually for you, bro.

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