“Please” is Never Enough.
Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
If you’re a pastor, no doubt you say “please” a lot.
“Would you please help out in the nursery?”
“Can you please consider switching services to make room for guests?”
“Please don’t tell anyone you saw me kicking my dog after that sermon on anger didn’t go so well.”
Pastors are good at “please.” I’ve learned to say it a lot myself, especially when the stakes are high and the needs are vast. But what we often fail in is the “thank you.” We reel ’em in, get ’em to do what we’ve asked, but neglect to follow up with our gratitude.