It’s a well known fact that waiters and waitresses all across America hate working the Sunday lunch shift, because of the way they are treated by “Christians” who eat out after Sunday morning church services. I find that absolutely and positively ridiculous.
It’s also a common known fact that not only are Sunday lunch “Christians” some of the rudest costumers, but they are also the worst tippers. I also find that ridiculous.
How is it possible that we can sit though a worship service and praise God for being gracious and compassionate to us, and then go chew on the waitress after church for not keeping our glass full? How can we come from church where we’ve taken communion and thanked Jesus for his forgiveness and then stiff the waiter’s tip because he mixed up our order? That just doesn’t make sense to me.
Instead, waiters and waitresses OUGHT to be fighting over who gets to work the Sunday lunch crowd, because we SHOULD be the nicest, most compassionate and BEST tipping group of people all week.
Our goal everyday should be to show to others the same grace and the same mercy that God has shown us. And if you don’t think others deserve it … just remember neither do we.
This past week some friends of mine got together for lunch. After the waitress had done her best to serve she asked them, “Is there anything else you guys need?” They said, “No, we’re fine. Is their anything we can do for you?” When they asked, she opened up her heart to them about problems she was having with her family, job and paying the rent. Before long they were all circled around her and were having a prayer for her. With tears in her eyes, she thanked them as they left.
Those guys are my heroes because that, my friends, is how we should live and interact with people … everyday! And you and I need to do the same thing.
Oh, and did I mention, my friends threw together a big enough tip to help pay their waitresses rent? Pretty sweet story, huh?