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Going the Extra Mile

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As a Christian, going the extra mile is the norm. Or, at least, it ought to be. Even the world goes the extra mile in performing services and selling goods. To the world, it is a matter of dollars and cents. To serve the public well and going beyond what is expected, may yield a bigger profit margin in the end. Sounds good and it also makes a lot of sense.

If a business provides goods and/or services, its purpose should be for more than just making money. The business should add some kind of value to the quality of life. It should improve and enrich all with whom it contacts. For Christians, our entire life is meant to glorify God and reflect Jesus Christ. Christian businessess must be conducted with the highest of integrity. This means that in every aspect, the business must be honest, reliable, trustworthy, and that the company, no matter the size, offers consistentency in quality.

COMPTU makes every effort to be distinctive, exceptional and/or unique. We are in a constant state of developing a daily, disciplined awareness of the presence and power of God. This awareness, fueled by an intimate relationship with Him, influences the way we think and our decisions which turns into our words and our actions. It changes attitudes toward job responsibilities. "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men... You are serving the Lord Christ." (Col. 3:23)

Word of mouth has been and continues to be the most effective kind of advertising. People still appreciate quality and honesty. In the Amplified Bible, this point is proven with Proverbs 22:29: "Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men."

For the Christian, going the extra mile is scripture lived out. In Matthew 5:42, "And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles." This is a command. In that day, a Roman soldier could and would order a civilian person to carry the soldier's things a distance of 1 Roman mile. Sometimes, those things could weigh upwards around 100 pounds. However, the command that we are given as Christians is to go beyond that which is expected. This is what makes us, Christians, unique and causes people to ask the question, "Why are you doing ..." or, "What makes you so different?" These serve as opportuinities to share the Gospel message and your testimony giving glory to God. Which, by the way, is what it is all about.

Bless you in Christ's name.

Rick Cunha



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