Businesses should operate by Christian principles

To the editor:

There are many businesses operating as Christian businesses. Their objective is to follow Christ in being in service to others. If you are a business owner, you should think about following their lead and serve your fellow man. Kathryn Austin Fitts estimates that if all businesses acted in such a manner, poverty would end and want would be conquered because we are operating at 1 percent of our GDP potential.

This won’t happen, of course, because of our sinful nature. There are just too many businesses out there taking advantage of their customers and/or employees. Without the spirit of Jesus Christ, we just can’t help ourselves.

Most people are good people. They’re kind, generous, thoughtful and civil with each other. Most of us are familiar with those who are mean-mannered, deceitful, greedy and thoughtless. We are called to bring Jesus to the world. Are you actively doing so?

We have a Christian business in Jasper owned by Sen. Mike Braun. I expect there are many other Christian businesses in Jasper. It would be interesting to know how many of these businesses are in Dubois County.

Are there any associations that bring them together to share their different approaches and attitudes that make them successful? If not, why not? Could such an association recommend changes in laws that would help other businesses act in a more Christian manner?

There are, of course, no changes in law that can change a person’s heart. That can only be accomplished with a personal relationship with Jesus.

In Sen. Braun, we have a person who can convey to other senators, Congressmen and executive and judicial officials those ideas that can transform our economy into a kinder and gentler one.

We need to pray for Sen. Braun and the other Christian business owners in Dubois County. We need to pray for the other business owners as well as for the government officials to see the light and to become the salt of the earth. We deserve better. We deserve a more peaceful and harmonious community.

—Michael Lewinski

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