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100% Love

02 Feb

imagesCANR42GWThis week I read about a pastor who wrote something rather rude on a receipt to her waitress. She said that she only gives God 10% so why do you deserve 18%? The waitress shared her experience on a social network site which in turn went viral. The pastor called the restaurant and complained, which in turn caused the waitress to loose her job. There are so many things wrong in this picture. First, shouldn’t a representative of God display love and respect toward her server? Second, how many of us only give God a small portion of ourselves. I know the Pastor was speaking in terms of money to the church, but I begun thinking how much actually is 10%. It’s really only a small portion. How much percent of our income do we spend on entertainment? Is it only 10%? In terms of time, how much time do we give God? Do we allot Him 10% of our time? What is required? How much time do we use to serve others? Shouldn’t we give most of ourselves if not all of ourselves to God and others? How do you represent Christ to those who are outsiders? The third thing that upsets me with this situation is the waitress lost her job. How much more is she going to resent Christians because of the incident that happened to her? If you are a christian you are supposed to be a light. Please think about this when you are out in public and in your private life. I love the song “People of God,” by Gungor. Read the lyrics below and think about shining love of Jesus on others.

We could have tongues of angels
We could move mountains with our faith
We could give everything away
But if we don’t have love
We’re left with nothing
We could see blind eyes opened
Know all the mysteries of our faith
We could sing all the highest praise
But if we don’t have love
We’re left with nothing
People of God rise up
Rise up and shine God’s love
We are the light of the world
Of the world oh
We are the light of the world
Of the world oh
Love is what holds it all together
Love never fails, it never dies
There is no deeper truth
We know God is love, our God is love
Tear down the walls that divide us
Let love rebuild and unite us
All we need is

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” John 13:34 (NLT)
All we need is love

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Posted by on February 2, 2013 in Spiritual Reflections

 

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4 responses to “100% Love

  1. IAmFashioned

    February 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Wow! That’s unreal….if he would have just been a blessing to her and gave her a fair tip God could have returned a blessing to him. I’m at a loss for words. I pray that the waitress has peace…God may use this experience to promote her to something even better. She can use that experience as a foot stool to reach a better position! I hope she sees the brighter side of that situation. As for the pastor, he definitely won’t be rewarded for his actions.

     
    • rascallythoughts

      February 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Yes, I pray that the Pastor sees the wrong in what she did and I pray that the waitress encounters the true love of Christ. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

       
  2. Unshakable Hope

    February 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    We heard about this Pastor too. It was so idiotic on several accounts. In the first place was the Pastor’s equating tithes with tips; makes me wonder if she views God as a waiter serving her!

     
    • rascallythoughts

      February 2, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Yes, probably so. Hopefully the public attention has caused her to think about what happened. There’s always room for repentence and learning from our mistakes.

       

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