Coffee as an analogy for life? Some would suggest that coffee is life, and I would concur at times. For certain, life often begins each day after a first cup, but today I wish to ponder it before I drink it.
As I prepared yesterday’s first “nectar of life” carafe, I considered the description: “House Blend. Lively. Balanced. Intensity: Medium.
What better way to describe my desired persona in the Bing Dynasty? Having lived at times like some other less desirable coffees, strong, bitter, heavy after taste, I prefer to be the “House Blend.”
Another desirable analogy is fruit: nourishing, refreshing, appealing, “juicy,” and at it’s heart, a seed ready for planting.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23.
Certainly, if not coffee, I’d rather be compared to fruit vs. a fruitcake, but I digress.
If you will excuse me now, I need to go brew up a pot of the magic elixir. It’s about time for life to begin on a hot Monday in Oklahoma…