I heard the Rev. Tim Dilena preach at the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York City last May. He is good. I like this little devotional thought that he posted the other day on his blog. It hits home for me--so, I share it with you.
Can I Take Your Order?
by Rev. Tim Dilena
The other day in McDonalds, they just couldn’t seem to get the Happy Meal order right.
It started to get frustrating as I kept saying…
“a plain cheeseburger with nothing on it”
and they kept saying..
“so no cheese either”.
“No that would then be a hamburger” I responded.
As the dialogue went on my mind went back to one of the ancient fathers who said….
“Be Kind! for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle”
I started to see the person behind the counter as someone who needs kindness not my frustration. And then Paul’s words popped in my heart
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt….
I realized that in the end, as a Christian, no matter if they put ketchup and pickles on the hamburger, the more important issue is that I had salt and grace on my speech.