I Think You Are a Generous Fellow
Jerry Bridges illustrated how gracious a person can be when his words are controlled by Christ. In his book The Pursuit of Holiness, Bridges wrote,
“Henry Clay Trumbull was, among other things, a great personal evangelist. One day he found himself seated on a train next to a young man who was drinking quite heavily. Each time the young man opened his bottle, he offered a drink to Mr. Trumbull, who declined with thanks. Finally the young man said to Mr. Trumbull, You must think Im a pretty rough fellow. Mr. Trumbulls gracious reply, I think youre a very generous-hearted fellow, opened the way for an earnest conversation with the young man about his need to commit himself to Christ.” - D.C.E.