Some junior high students were seen throwing cupcakes down the church hallway. You would not believe the janitor’s response when he saw this happening. This is the sixth most popular post in 2011.
Let Grace Take the Cake
I got word that some cupcakes were being throw up the hallways after CHAOS last week. At first I thought, “I cannot believe our volunteers would do such a thing!” Then I was told that it wasn’t the volunteers that were throwing cupcakes, it was a group of students. I should have figured.
So I sought out a janitor and I said, “Hey, Mike! I heard you saw some students throwing cupcakes down the hall, is that right?”
Mike almost interrupted me with his reply, “Ya know, Ben, there were some guys throwing cupcakes but it’s no big deal. See, I know things like this will happen. We just don’t want it to get out of hand. These students just need to be loved on and when their behavior get out of line then we just gotta redirect it. If things didn’t get a little rowdy at times I would wonder if you were even doing your job.”
Wow. That was refreshing to hear. And I couldn’t have said it better myself.
After that conversation, I walked away thinking two things: