I have been thinking about the first time I walk into the presence of a potential client and we have that initial eye contact. What’s it like for them? What are their first impressions? Do they want to run?
That first meeting feels like a pace setter. I figure (and maybe I am wrong) some of these folks are thinking, “this is who is going to help me die.” Can you imagine that thought? Getting a glimpse of a person who will walk with you through death must be very deep!
I am sure my full schedule or self-centeredness has hindered their trust or offended them in some degree. So, I thank God for those first meetings and the grace people share with me. May I remember I am in an honoring position of being a guest in their life.