A John 3:16 Discount

Perhaps you've heard about the Texas business owner who made national news by offering a "John 3:16 discount." By reciting the Bible verse ("For God so loved the world, he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will have eternal life."), finding and reading the verse off their internet-connected phone, or by reading it from the business owner's own wall, customers can get a $15 discount on an oil change.  

Owner Charlie Whittington says "I really believe if you talk more positive stuff you get more positive things out of it,” he says. “I want to inspire people to look where they can do more.”

 In short, the discount gives him something to discuss with customers - and those who are interested in his faith have an easy opening to ask him about it. 

 I confess I love this idea. What a fun way to meet fellow believers, and perhaps inspire others to pick up their dusty Bibles. It reminds me a lot of how Jesus approached the woman at the well in John 4, and I wonder how we can apply Whittington's idea to our own lives. What do you think?

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