Long before everyone had a camera on their phone, we had to buy film then pay someone to develop that film. The man who brought cameras into every household was George Eastman. The New York Times said of him, “He should be the most thanked man in the world,” not because of his camera and film, but because of his business practices.
Eastman reduced the work hours of his employees. His company had a medical
department and a medical disability fund. He established a retirement plan and life insurance for his employees. He instituted a profit-sharing plan for employees. He hired women and the disabled.
Many companies offer benefits today, but when Eastman did it, it had never been done before. He cared for his employees.
George Eastman’s attitude toward others is commendable, but it pales in comparison to the care of Jesus. As our loving Shepherd, Jesus loves, leads, and cares for us.