Blessed Is the Gift of Drawing Others Out
I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some—1 Corinthians 9:22 (NIV).
Some people have a happy faculty of always calling out the best that is in others. A shy person is made to feel at home in their presence and at once loses his shyness. A bashful child is drawn out of his self-consciousness the moment he comes into their presence. The secret of this enviable power lies in sincere, unselfish interest. It is the winningness of love that woos out the best.
About the author and the source
J. R. (James Russell) Miller (1840–1912) was a Christian author and editor; and pastored several Presbyterian churches.
J. R. Miller. Morning Thoughts for Every Day in the Year. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1907.