When approaching a pool, do you stick your toe in the water to check the temperature or do you dive right in? When witnessing, I sometimes jump right in to see what will happen.
Waitress: Hi guys! Welcome to …..How are you?
Me: Well, if we were to die right now we would all go to heaven. How about you?
Waitress: I would too.
She then took our drink order. Now that I had jumped, I then spent the rest of my meal wondering where to go next. It wasn't until after I had eaten my meal before I followed up with my favorite question.
Me: So do you have a church background?
Waitress: Yes. I go to ….
Me: Will you be celebrating Easter tomorrow?
Me: What does Easter mean to you?
Waitress: Oh, you're going to put me on the spot. I don't know. I'm at work. I don't think about stuff like that when I am at work.
She walked away and returned with our check.
Me: Did you have time to think about it?
Waitress: Look, my beliefs are very personal to me. I know that God loves me and he knows my heart, and I am quite satisfied with that. I don't have to go to church. Plus, I work all of the time.
Me: I understand. Good Friday was the day that Jesus was crucified and tomorrow we celebrate that He rose from the grave. If He doesn't live then Christianity is dead.
Waitress: I know. I was just talking about that the other day.
After the meal had been purchased, our waitress seemed a little cold and distant. I upset a lot of people who tell me their beliefs our personal. I am just thankful that wasn't the philosophy of the apostles.