At our small group Sunday night, our leader was covering a chapter in David Jeremiah’s study Signs of Life. One of the things he talked about was giving. We, as Christians, are to be GENEROUS in our giving.
I have been mulling that over and I thought of one practical way we can be generous.
At a restaurant, we typically order water with our meal because that’s what we drink with our meals at home. When the bill comes, the expected amount of the tip for our server is 15 – 18% of the total bill as is.
A fair amount would be to add the cost of drinks, had we ordered them and then give the server 15 – 18% of that.
A generous amount is to figure the cost of drinks, calculate 20% and round up.
I have been a server. Only back then we were called waitresses. I can tell you it is hard work and there a lot of people who are not generous or even fair. I can remember well the nights when someone left me a generous tip. I remember that I thought they must be very fine people indeed.
I think if we are going to bow our heads before we eat, it behooves us to be generous people.
I am sure there are other areas where we can be generous. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Bless you as you celebrate Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and then Easter Sunday.
I pray you will take time to reflect and remember each day how God expressed His love for us by sacrificing His Son for our eternal life.