One of my guilty pleasures is watching celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay transform a disgusting restaurant into a pristine picture of dining decorum. Moldy or rancid food is discarded and fresh new ingredients are stocked.
In a similar fashion a communication overhaul is implemented with the kitchen staff. Typically management, cooks, and servers have devolved to screaming at each other and have lost any bearing on serving customers or each other with respect. If Hell had a kitchen it would operate this way. There is no peace. Chaos reigns. It’s hardly the type of environment where you would want to work or eat.
Chef Ramsay meets with the key players, usually providing a severe British tongue-lashing, and explains how a restaurant needs to communicate respectfully to succeed. Results vary, but it’s incredible when a crew “gets it” and transformation occurs.
As Christians it’s important to cultivate a culture of peace and respect. What’s it like in your home? May God help us live in peace with one another.
2 Timothy 2:14 (CEV)
And with God[a as your witness, you must warn them not to argue about words. These arguments don’t help anyone. In fact, they ruin everyone who listens to them.
Philippians 4:7 (CEV)
Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.
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I can’t say I remember reading or hearing Proverbs 17:1 in all my Christian life or my unchristian life. Now that I’ve read it I don’t think I’ll forget it.
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It’s a more contemporary translation, so that may be a factor. I have a CEV I like to read out of. Wordings are so powerful, a different translation can cast a whole new light on things.