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By: Patrick

Sat, 21 Jul 2007 18:35:11 +0000

Early writers described what you're talking about as a form of gluttony (which was then considered a deadly sin). It's not the over-eating kind, it's the fastidiousness, the never ending lack of thanksgiving, as though we must have exactly everything in perfect order. Of course, they think they should have their rights because they pay for it all... which is sort of what happens at churches too. Maybe being missional is really just about engaging in constant thanksgiving wherever we're at, being thankful for the people around, for what happens, for where we're at.



By: Paul

Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:08:05 +0000

i think being generous, kind and gracious even when your stuff comes with green on it is the key - sure send it back, do so with a kind word and leave a big tip as grattitude for the extra work/attention received



By: Erin

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 16:52:16 +0000

Great post - something I've been learning lately, too. It's sometimes hard to remember because we're tired or cranky - but what you said about the real people who turn the cogs of efficiency... I used to work as a bank teller before I had kids - and I'll tell you almost nothing makes people crankier than their money. Some days it would be one person after another who was angry about something . They would point their fingers at me and "you" this and "you" that, as if I WAS the bank. Then someone would come along and be nice - even if they had a problem they wouldn't treat me like it was my own personal fault and they definitely would receive kinder treatment from me.