What’s for Lunch?
At her new job, Sue quickly caught on to the daily lunch conversation: barbecued bosses with a side of cut-up coworkers.
In a situation like that, what does a new person do? Sue tried changing the subject—but gossip is a weed with deep roots. Eventually, quietly, Sue pulled away from the group itself. For a few weeks, she ate alone. No fun, but as she got to know other people, like-minded new friends drifted her way. Her decision brought short-term misery … and a long-term payoff.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Peter wrote that Christians are to “show proper respect to everyone.” Our respect shows in what we do—and in what we don’t do … in the high calling of our daily work.
Show proper respect to everyone:
Love the brotherhood of believers,
fear God, honor the king.
1 Peter 2: 17