Cup of Tea?
Imagine the situation. You’re housebound and a nurse comes to change your dressing. Once she’s done that, she offers to make you a cup of tea. It’s not technically part of her professional role, but you’re the last call of the nurses’s day and she wants to do something more personal for you than just the bare necessities of her job. She cares. “No thanks”, you say, and so she leaves.
You then write a letter to the health authority saying that you weren’t offended by the offer to make you a cup of tea, but you’re worried that someone might be. The health authority agree, and they suspend the nurse while they “investigate the incident”.
Not half as silly as this.
Can anybody explain to me the legal difference between offering to pray for someone and offering to make them a cup of tea? Answers referring to the Mormons’ Word of Wisdom gain extra bonus points…