Dax & Andy
Andy prefers home cooked meals. He regularly asks why I watch "Chopped" and never try making those meals.
I prefer eating out. It's less work. I ask him why he doesn't play football or moderate newscasts.
Andy prefers eating adventurously. He'll try a new place---even if it is a hole in the wall.
I am not an adventurous eater. Mexican food at all my favorite places suits me just fine.
Andy prefers talking to everyone in the restaurant when we enter. It may take him awhile to make the rounds and then get to our table.
I prefer going to our table and eating quietly. I'll stop and quickly visit people as we leave.
But tonight (as we went out to eat), I finally saw the most visible difference. It's been there all along, but I finally saw it..
Andy sees eating out as an opportunity to build relationships. He gets to know our restaurant's owners/waitresses/cooks names. He's invited them to our home. He's gone to their homes. He's invited them to church. He's offered to take them places. He's told them we'll be praying for them. And tonight...he's going back to the Chinese restaurant to show them pictures of where he's been in Asia. All with the purpose of leading them to the Lord.
I wish I was more like Andy. But at least my non-cooking affords him some great opportunities!!