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Call Out The Best In Others

We encourage people to be their best when we call out the best that is in them. Whether we say a simple thanks or take the time needed to say, “That was really great what you did” or “I could tell it took a lot of character and courage to say what you said.” We need to get in the habit of calling the good out! For some this comes naturally, for others it's a challenge. Here are some things we need to be in the habit of doing for when we interact with other people... Look and listen for what’s good in the other person.  Simon Peter isn't perfect, but in Matthew 16:16 he gets it right! Later Jesus is going to rebuke him in the harshest possible tones saying, “Get behind me Satan!” Peter will also famously mess up when he denies Jesus. But, that’s later and for this moment, maybe only 1 minute, Peter has got it right and Jesus calls it out in him. Jesus says to him. Matthew 16:17 (NRSV),  And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has no