I would like to put forth some reasonings I have been meditating upon lately.
I work at an Asian restaurant as a waiter. I work for tips, basically, it is how I feed my family and go throught school (I graduated from college this semester, yes I!). I do not mind 'kissing up' to people, because I like good service when I go to places. I also do not think to much about tips, because I know that JAH provides all the time. There are rich people who tip crappy and poor people that tip little, but they are grateful, and so I know the intentions behind the tip. I see a lot of people I work with really stress out on tips, and judge people based on the tip they received, or THINK they might recieve. It's pure babylon, straight and simple...everything Christ taught us about, these people do not follow. And many of them go to church and things, which bothers me more.
We live in Rome...that is the only way I can see it. Look at the 'ultimate fighting' and all the gladiatoral sports people enjoy. It's crazy. It seems our values are all screwed up, and I can empathize with the early Christians and their struggle for rightousness in Roman society.
If we really practiced what Christ taught, we would would have Zion right here on earth.
Blessings and Peace