On a Tuesday night, a couple of years go, I stopped at a Waffle House in southern Tennessee, and there were two twenty dollar bills in my wallet. I went inside and ordered a five dollar meal. I decided I would give the hard-working waitress a twenty-dollar bill, and it would leave her a decent tip for the meal. I was thankful for how fortunate I am in my life.

About that time, a young man walks through the door after getting off the bus and asks where is the Arby’s because he has some free coupons, and the waitress replies it is down the interstate at the next exit.

As I finish eating, I ask the guy, do you need a meal? He begins to thank me; I tell him to get whatever he wants plus a drink, which came to nine dollars. As I place his order, I speak to the waitress to go ahead and take another three dollars out of my other twenty for yourself for his tip.

I walk out after eating a five-dollar meal, two eggs, toast, and tomato, figuring they were about the most expensive eggs I’ve ever eaten. When the guy said, “God Bless You,” and I know the waitress surely is happy with the tip too. I thought on my sixty-mile drive back to Nashville, that is one of the best five dollar meals I’ve ever eaten.

Hebrews 10:24 We must also consider how to encourage each other to show love and to do good things.