Why Do We Display the Fish Symbol?

icthus-illustration-300x300The ichthys or ichthus (/ˈɪkθəs/), from the Greek ikhthýs (ἰχθύς, “fish”), is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish. It was used by early Christians as a secret Christian symbol and now known colloquially as the “sign of the fish” or the “Jesus fish”.

The Bennett family has built its establishment on the basis of Christian ethics and its value system. While the business world typically separates itself–choosing a politically-correct but in some cases a less enriched path–the family feels that an open faith displays a sign that both customers and employees will be treated with the utmost respect and fairness in business.

They’re neither a ministry, nor religious fanatics–they don’t preach to customers or employees. Religious beliefs are a personal and private matter. All faiths and religions are held in high esteem. Not all the employees at Bennett Graphics are Christian. In fact, other than the symbol, you will find little to no discussion of it in what Bennett Graphics does every day which is create beautiful printed materials in a cost effective manner.

If more people chose not to separate their working lives from their spiritual lives, would the business world have seen the issues it has over the last few years? It’s certainly something to think about.