We treat him like a waiter:
"If he's lucky," we give him a nod and say a quick "thank you" when he puts the food on our table. If he treats us really good, we might give him a little extra.
We treat him like a neighbor:
We speak to him in passing. "Hello there sir!" Then we go on by, without stopping to get acquainted.
We treat him like the young lady behind the doughnut counter:
We ask for what looks good to us that day, expecting him to just give us whatever we ask for, but without a hint of relationship. "Can I get one of these please, and Oh! could you please get me some of the others, over there, too. They look so delicious."
We treat him like the attendant at the gas station:
We will give him what we feel is required, but not without complaining that the price is too high.
We treat him like someone who looks familiar to us on the street.
We'll give him a second glance, or we may even "wave at him" in a worship service... But we don't stop to spend time face to face, so we never really know him. He's just a little familiar to us.
We say God is our friend...
..but we treat him like a stranger.
Take time to get to know him today. He's the best friend you'll ever have.