I was at work the other day and it was time for lunch. I went to the fridge in the break room and took my lunch out. I opened the bag and put my container in the microwave to warm up my food. When it was done I went to my desk to start eating. Nothing out of the ordinary. However, when I looked in the bag I saw a note. It was a yellow sticky that read, “Have a good day at work babe. I love you.” Did I mention that my fiance was here visiting? Well, she was. She was here for 10 days from Wednesday before Father’s Day until yesterday morning. Normally, eating leftovers isn’t really a big deal but, there was something special about what was in the bag today. She put love in my lunch. This may not seem like a bog deal to some of you out there reading this but, to me, this was extra special. For starters, I didn’t know she slipped the note in my lunch bag. Second, she did it when I wasn’t really expecting it. Third, I wasn’t in the best mood since my car is acting up, yet again. All I know that there was not in my bag that I did not expect and it was right on time.
This makes me think of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” (1 Cor 13:1-2). You see all throughout life we have the opportunity to do things to and for people. We have the chance, every single day to do something good. The key is that you have to do it in love otherwise, what’s the point? If I tell you that I am going to do something for you just to let you know that I did something for you, that’s not what it’s about. If my service to humanity is insistent upon itself, I’m not doing what Paul, more so what Christ has been trying to teach us. In fact, it’s just a bunch of noise for my own gratification. Not cool at all.
I said all of this to say that I love the Love in the Lunch. It really made me feel special and it definitely made my day brighter. I’m looking forward to more of the same and can’t wait until I can’t return the love.