Chaplain’s Corner: LXXII


Conrad Hilton, founder of the hotel empire that bears his name, was once Johnny Carson’s guest on “The Tonight Show”.

At one point Carson said, “If you could look into that camera and say just one thing to America, what would it be?”

Hilton turned and looked into the camera and said, “Please remember to put the shower curtain on the inside of the tub.”

Given the chance to say anything, Hilton chose this: “Be considerate of other people.”

That’s at the heart of Philippians 2:3-4: “In humility value others above yourselves. Don’t look only to your own interests, but also the interests of others.”

Be considerate today.
Listen to others before speaking.
Hold the elevator for someone.
Find a kind word to share with someone today and every day.
Be considerate of wait staff in the dining room.
Be patient with other residents.
Tell your nursing staff how much you appreciate them.

Maybe you didn’t wake up in the Hilton this morning. But all of us wake up every day, to a world that will be a better place if we choose to be considerate.

Ron Naylor, Chaplain