Saturday, October 9, 2010

How do you spell Charisma?

Not that long ago, if were someone to ask me to name somebody who defines charisma, I'd most likely have replied, "Donald Trump." (Well, that's a different sort of chemistry, isn't it!)

These days, it's "an open smile, on a friendly shore." (The Looooove Boat, la-la-la.)
In all seriousness ..... doesn't a sincere smile just speak volumes?

I suppose the best definition I've heard was a story told by my former minister:

One day she asked her little son, "What if, hundreds of years ago, you were living and playing in Nazareth ...... Do you think you could identify which child was Jesus Christ?"

The child thought for a moment, then answered decisively, "Yes!"

"But, how?  How would you know?"

"Because ... of the way He makes me feel."



16 comments:

  1. Wow! Love, love this. I've often heard it said that people won't remember what you said to them, but they will always remember how you made them feel. Sweet story.

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  2. Beautiful story Mevely, Out of the mouth of Babes! Thank you for sharing.
    Sue

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  3. He was definitely charasmatic. A child is leading us here!

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  4. How precious! Happy Spiritual Sunday :)

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  5. Maya Angleou says we will forget what someone says but we'll always remember how they made us feel...

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  6. What a perfect answer for the child to give. And, another homer out of the park for you this week.

    I have to agree about the smiles. The Old Salt said that it was my smile that attracted him to me the first time we met and it was the memory of that smile that caused him to propose a few weeks later.

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  7. Beautiful!!!

    Blessings, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

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  8. Of course and don't kids know the answers we adults sometime miss - the obvious! sandie

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  9. What a thoughtful, wonderful story! That gives me something to ponder. Thank you!

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  10. Great post...love food for thought any day!

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  11. Fantastic! Great story with great truth. Old curious Clif---what was your last church? As you know we don't have too many women preachers. Well, the truth is, in the Independent Christian Church we don't have any.LOL One of my favorite authors is Barbara Brown Taylor, a retired preacher.

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  12. That's so sweet and true. Have a great day.

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  13. Good answer, good answer. Wise child. Thanks for sharing this.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  14. Lovely - what great wisdom!

    Jane

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  15. amen! He makes me feel loved!

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Thanks so much for dropping by! Your words are like hugs from afar.... and who doesn't love a hug!