I love companies that have very generous return policies - stores that take back an item that has been well used or is past the time of the return policy. I tend to shop again at those stores, knowing that they really want me to enjoy their products. They don’t get irritated that I’m back in their store trying to get my money back. They are just happy that I’m there.
Return policies can make or break a company. A generous one says a lot about the value they place on their creations. When we create something, it is ours and we want others to value it the way we do.
It takes a bit of effort to return something. It isn’t always easy even with a liberal policy. But it’s worth it.
You know it’s true. And you can also see the metaphor underneath.
“What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me?”
Psalms 116:12 NRSV
Until Everyone Hears,
P.S. - During Advent, your challenge is to get 25 items for a local food pantry and write inspiration words on them. You can find more details here.