So apparently a bunch of “Christians” are all up in arms about the new Starbucks cup. Now, personally, I do not care for Starbucks coffee. The flavor of their beans and my tastebuds do not dance well together. Not to mention that I used to be a barista when I was young and all your fancy words for ordering coffee are just kind of….. how can I put this…. unnecessary. It’s like you’re trying to be super fancy… when you are just coffee. But I digress… back to the cup.
I’m a Christian… and I like the cup. I think it is delightful and simply. It makes my eyes happy to look at. That being said…. If you describe yourself as a Christian and your whole world is knocked off kilter by a cup design…. I say to you, friend, you are NOT a Christian. Jesus doesn’t give two shits about a cup design. What he does care about is whether or not you are connecting with your fellow man. He cares about whether or not you are walking around being his hands and his feet and making a difference in the world by sharing your story of how he has enriched your life with others by your actions. Instead of bitching about the cup… maybe you should go fill that cup with coffee and buy a scone, and go give it to the cold and hungry homeless person on the corner. While you are at it… maybe give him/her your coat if they need one. Next you should head on down to the shelter or the soup kitchen and see what you can do there to show God’s love and give hope to those who desperately need it. In my view…. that would be a much better way to show your “Christianity” to the world.
If your Christmas is so threatened by a cup design……. maybe you need to take a look at your Christianity. Instead of focusing on cups… maybe you should focus a little more on Jesus. Maybe you should focus a little more on connection instead of segregation. You scream and yell and get all excited about “the meaning of Christmas,” except that you very obviously have no idea what the meaning of Christmas actually is.