Mary Poppins was traveling and decided to stop at a hotel. She approached the receptionist and asked for a room for the night.
"Certainly, madam", he replied courteously.
"Is the resturant still open?" inquired Mary.
"Sorry, no," came the reply, "but room service is available all night. Would you care to select something from this menu?"
Mary smiled and took the menu. "Hmm, I would like cauliflower cheese please," said Mary.
"Certainly madam," he replied. "And may I have breakfast in bed?" asked Mary politely.
The receptionist nodded and smiled.
"In that case, I would love a couple of poached eggs please," Mary requested.
After confirming the order, Mary signed in and went up to her room for the night.
The night passed uneventfully and next morning Mary came down early to check out.
The same guy was still on the desk. "Morning madam...sleep well?"
"Yes, thank you," Mary replied.
"Food to your liking?"
"Well, I have to say the cauliflower cheese was exceptional, I don't think I have had better. Shame about the eggs ....they really weren't that nice at all," replied Mary truthfully.
"Oh...well, perhaps you could contribute these thoughts to our Guest Comments Book. We are always looking to improve our service and would value your opinion," said the receptionist.
"Ok I will...thanks!" replied Mary....who then checked out, paused awhile, then scribbled a comment into the book. Waving, she left to continue her journey.
Curious, the receptionist picked up the book to see the comment Mary had written. Here it is.........
It is a great attribute to be truthful. Of course part of being truthful is being able to share in a way that helps build up rather then tare down.
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.
-2 Timothy 2:15 (New American Standard)
Dear Lord we pray that we will watch what we say. We pray that we will speak the truth in a loving manner. In Jesus’ name, Amen.