Art of Caring

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


When Clare Boothe Luce was U.S. Ambassador to Italy, a reporter asked her to define “a classy person.”

“A person with class is someone you like to be around,” Mrs. Luce said.

“That’s it?” the reporter said.

“No need for more,” Mrs. Luce replied.

Mrs. Luce knew that real manners make people easy to be with. The spirit of good manners, after all, is kindness. Our good manners show when we rush to the side of a friend in trouble, return a favor, say thank you, forget a slight, consider others, and defend those treated unfairly.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. A “really classy person” masters the art of caring at all times—at work, at home, at leisure—in the high calling of our daily work.

Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.

(2 Cor. 9:13)