Congratulations to the Lord's Diner on serving its 1 millionth customer Monday night. What an achievement, and what a blessing to this community. The diner, which opened Feb. 13, 2002, met this milestone about two years earlier than it initially expected. The reasons for that include a greater than expected need, a facility and staff that make customers feel valued, and the generous support of volunteers and donors.
About five years ago, radio host Rush Limbaugh ignorantly mocked the Lord's Diner for allegedly serving customers who weren't needy. Wendy Glick, the diner's executive director, graciously responded: "The Lord's Diner is here to serve, not to judge." That's another reason the diner is such a blessing.