For service industry personnel my normal practice is to tip for good service. On a few occasions when my morning newspaper was not delivered I had to call for redelivery. Occasionally I find the paper on the sidewalk or in the gutter, rather than in the driveway. I ignore the solicitation that comes through the newspaper asking me if I want to add a carrier tip on my remittance, as well as the preprinted card reminding me to think of my carrier during the holiday season. This year however, my carrier sent me a personally addressed Christmas card, so I mailed a monetary gift…and my newspaper began inching it’s way closer to the door. On Saturday morning I woke up to about six inches of snow on the ground and the morning paper on the door threshold. I’ll be honest, it tweaks me to have to pay for good service. However, Paul tells me there is another way to look at the situation, “This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you” (2 Cor 9:12-14 NIV).