Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tonight's Thought

Good care group tonight. My first question of the night is always, "What's new in your life?" as we get caught up with each other and no one answered. So I told them that we need to recruit at least one extrovert so someone will answer my questions. They seemed to get the hint after that and talked more tonight than usual.

So, anyway, onto my subject header. Eldredge was talking about our inclination to use God as a means to our end rather than an end in and of Himself. Or to put it another way...Am I asking God to bless the path that I have decided to take or am I asking God to show me the path He wants me to take? I am afraid I do way too much of the former and not nearly enough of the latter.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Are You Finished With That?

Have you seen the recent commercials from Dominoe's Pizza and Pizza Hut? Where they are apparently competing to see who can offer the most calories to their customers? Dominoe's is now offering a chocolately Oreo dessert pizza or some such monstrosity. The goal of this dessert is to apparently shove it into your mouth with such ferocity that the remnants form a gooey moustache on your face, or better yet, the coveted full beard. Then there is Pizza Hut which is now offering it's pizza in strips so you can dunk them into one of three sauces. Are there a lot of people out there who feel the urge to submerge their pepperoni pizza into a vat of ranch dressing? These are apparently the same people who like to pour melted cheese onto their string cheese.

I am a huge proponent of taking responsibility for your own actions. I don't have a lot of sympathy for you if you injure yourself by being a moron. So if you are obese and have been shoving too much of the wrong kind of food in your face for the past several years then you have come to the result you should have expected all along. However, I am also starting to believe that there needs to be some sense of responsibility on the part of restaurants, particularly those that provide easy access to food...meaning drive-thru windows or home delivery. Wouldn't it be wrong for someone to continue to place an open bottle of beer under the nose of an alcoholic and saying, "You really shouldn't have this but it's here just in case you want it."?

Just because some segment of the population wants to drown their Supreme Pan Pizza in garlic sauce doesn't mean you HAVE to create the menu option. Let them go to the store and complete the ensemble on their own if that is what they really crave. Yes, this is America and I do believe that if you want to eat until your arteries close shop than you should be able to...but that doesn't mean American business has to be an accessory to the process.