The Andrew Principle
You don’t hear much about Andrew the apostle. We know he was one of the first to be chosen with James and John. Later in the Bible, he brings the boy with the fish and loaves that feeds thousands. He is also at the resurrection. But he is also mentioned for one other thing that has resonated throughout the ages. He took his brother Simon to meet Jesus! Simon became Peter!
John 1: 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah” (which translated means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter).
Now that’s some really good recruiting! That’s like finding Babe Ruth and introducing him to baseball.
I call it ‘The Andrew Principle’. Remember to acknowledge everyone you can. Look for the wall flowers. Make contact. Write down names, exchange contact information. and give each person the courtesy of being important.
I feel bad if I realize there was someone I didn’t get to from the valet, to the servers, to the guest.
You never know if the exchange might not lift someone. You never know how that person might matter to you sooner or later. Or how you might matter to them more that you will ever know. And remember, everyone can use another friend.