“I don’t understand how Christians can say ‘Jesus gave us a gift we don’t deserve and could never earn’ and then tip a dollar because ’The service wasn’t all that great.’”
I have a lot to say about this. I could write a literal book called “Christian, tip generously.” I’ve worked jobs multiple times that relied on tips and I can’t tell you how many times the trajectory of my evening was either uplifted by a great tip or dive-bombed by a garbage tip. Some of the greatest moments of generosity that I can remember is being given a tip that far exceeded the value I provided. I’m not even talking about that mythical $100 tip that people talk about; I’m saying to you can change a persons night by simply giving them $20 when they were expecting $5.
We should give generously because we’ve been given generously. The quality of the service doesn’t matter. Treat the people that serve you with generosity far exceeding the value because that’s who we are. We should be ANNOYING with our tipping. If you don’t have money to tip, you don’t have money to be served.
And if you want to leave tract – you’d better wrap it in a $50. That’s the minimum. You do far more damage to the kingdom by leaving a tract instead of a tip.