So, a few weeks ago, I had a particular illness that prevented me from drinking certain beverages and one of those lucky beverages was coffee. There was no coffee for me for about a week. Yikes!
In my time off of coffee, I somehow got caught up in analyzing our millennial culture of “But first, Coffee.” Seriously. There’s a whole pie-slice size of American culture that can not function without that bowl of Josephine in the morning. Will the real Lorelai Gilmore please stand up?
But my question here is not “Why do we glorify morning coffee?” but more, “Why does our spirit think it needs coffee?” Heck, you drink what you drink in the morning, that’s all you. Jack or Joe, that’s not the point.
I just get curious when I see the wealth of memes, characters, paraphernalia, or accessories that glorify the coffee “addiction”. (Let’s be real here….caffeine.)
Let me get very straight here. I like coffee. A lot. I like those who like coffee. A lot. I actually wish that hospitality still took the form of French Press coffee or a pot of tea. I think I’ll get a sign one day that says, “Welcome! I will offer you French Press or Earl Grey. Say yes.” I love seeing the creamer swirl about in the dark sea of bean juice and the spoon clicking against the little ceramic pond. In fact, I just had a GREAT cup of coffee this morning. I will even GO BUY YOU A CUP OF COFFEE somewhere! I do like it.
But at what point do we really start making it #1 in the morning? How did it become the acceptable addiction? While thinking about it, the Holy Spirit directed me to Matthew 6:33..