A Smiling Greeting
The Christian
1 Thessalonians 5:26
Greet all the brothers with an holy kiss.

A lady of position and property, anxious about her neighbours, provided religious services for them. She was very deaf — could scarcely hear at all. On one occasion, one of her preachers managed to make her understand him, and at the close of their conversation asked: "But what part do you take in the work?" "Oh," she replied, "I smile them in and I smile them out!" Very soon the preacher saw the result of her generous, loving sympathy in a multitude of broad-shouldered, hard-fisted men, who entered the place of worship, delighted to get a smile from her as she used to stand in the doorway to receive them. Why do not the working classes attend the house of God? They would, in greater numbers, if self-denying, Christ-loving Christians would smile them in and smile them out.

(The Christian.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.

WEB: Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

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