Toxic Actions

Soul Detox

Part 5

“What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” (Matthew 15:11 NIV)

cup in hand 3 WebLast weekend, Applebee’s Restaurant suffered a social network meltdown by firing a server that posted on the internet a comment from an Applebee’s guest. This guest wrote on her receipt something about paying God 10% why did the wait staff deserve 18% gratuities. A restaurant social network manager took it upon him/herself to combat all the negative correspondences in an inappropriate manner, and the rest is history.

I’m not debating those issues. Things like that happen every day.

I’m questioning the Christian ethics of…Read More


4 thoughts on “Toxic Actions

  1. Thanks Brenda for your thoughts. I would think that also, “Why do I give waiters/waitresses more than God.” But we are suppose to obey the law and that is one of the worlds rules.

    • You’re not alone on those thoughts, Doris. I should have mentioned that I had questioned the 18% gratuity myself. 🙂 I don’t like that many restaurants have made it mandatory for a party of 8 or more. I want to decide what to give according to the service I receive. Unfortunately, some patrons fill it unnecessary to tip at all, and they’re the ones that usually hassle the servers and run them ragged. If the server is courteous, we usually let 20% (it’s easier to figure out). Our daughter was a waitress. We understand better now what hard work it is.

      Thanks for you comment, Doris.

  2. I don’t think it’s even a valid comparison: what we tip at a restaurant is dictated by manners, culture, and understanding how waiters are paid. I certainly hope our decisions on what to “give God” come from an entirely different set of principles. Ie., we have been bought with a price and our lives, our whole lives, are not our own. What a glorious concept reduced by that customer to percentages and money. Honestly, I find the comparison rather insulting.

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