Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Testimony or Gong/Cymbal?
So I see this image that's going around the internet apparently like wildfire right now. The image is a bill that a pastor received at a restaurant and the place automatically added a tip for him - 18%. His response? He crossed it out and said "I give God 10% Why do you get 18" and then put 0 as his tip amount, and then put his title of Pastor above his signature for good measure. Was this a justifiable response? Was it a good way to be a testimony for Jesus?
Personally? No. He should have just paid it and if he was offended by the automatic tip being added (a practice that I dislike restaurants doing personally) he should just never go back . He should never have said a thing. If he wanted to be a testimony he could have politely done so, not this. As another pastor I am appalled that he did this. It leaves a bad taste in people's mouths about Pastors and Christianity. Is that what we are supposed to do? Go out of our way to insult people? No. We are to be a light in this world. He thought he was being a light, but instead he was the fulfillment of 1 Corinthians 13:1, If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. So yeah, he blew it for the rest of us. Way to be a gong/cymbal...