The London restaurant’s offer started with a simple note, handwritten on a sheet of white paper.
“No one eats alone on a Christmas Day!” it read, with the exclamation point modified so that it included a heart. “We are here to sit with you. . . . Any homeless or elderly are welcomed.”
The note went on to outline the three-course meal the Turkish restaurant would serve from noon to 6 p.m. on Christmas (“FREE OF CHARGE,” double-underlined): soup and cacik, a Turkish herb-and-yogurt dip, to start; the choice of chicken casserole, vegetarian casserole or chicken shish for the main course; and rice pudding for dessert.
The sheet was posted last month on the windows of the Shish Restaurant, a Muslim-owned eatery in southeast London. The restaurant also posted a picture of the sign on its social media pages in mid-November, encouraging people to share it with anyone who might be alone on Christmas.
( Billy’s thoughts – It is cool that this eating place is offering people a place to eat on Christmas for free. I give them a thumbs up for that. Still since this is a restaurant owned by a Muslim it is sad that they don’t really know what Christmas is about. Perhaps a follower of Jesus will eat there on Christmas and share what the holiday is truly about. You can read the full story from above. I have some fears to do with this offer. Some believers along with others will think these folks are just like those of us who follow the God of the Bible. They don’t need Christ. And they will forget that radical followers of Islam wants to force their faith on us. )