I came across an article called "Ten Habits of Charismatic People" by Jeff Haden. As I read it I thought, "This could relate to something in the Bible." Like "love your neighbor as you love yourself." His top ten seems almost trivial. I mean, these are things we should do to care for our neighbor. But amidst all our ego-centrism, these simple suggestions are very practical.
Take number three for instance: "3. They put their stuff away. Don't check your phone. Don't glance at your monitor. Don't focus on anything else, even for a moment. You can never connect with others if you're busy connecting with your stuff, too. Give the gift of your full attention. That's a gift few people give. That gift alone will make others want to be around you and remember you."
A simple thing like putting the phone away for a conversation helps us live out the great commandment with greater devotion. How can I truly care for you when I'm distracted? When I pay more attention to my vibrating phone than to you?
So are these really "Ten Habits of Charismatic People?" Or is just being a good neighbor, and faithful Christian. Then call us "charismatic."