“Don’t be decaf in a world that needs caffeine.” Lisa K. Deam
Oooo, I love this as a metaphor. (As I don’t drink coffee, it’s hard for me to appreciate it on a literal liquid level.) The world needs us to be engaged, alert, and able to be involved in others’ lives, no matter how messy or sticky that may be. That’s hard to do when we’re running on decaf, the diet version of our faith. Jesus was clearly a caffeine-only guy.
Exactly, Laura. If caffeine is a metaphor for power (and I think she did) then Lisa captured it perfectly.
I began thinking about this on the literal liquid level–trying to wake up this morning–then realized its potential for metaphor. I love what you said, Laura–“Jesus was clearly a caffeine-only guy.” Maybe that’s why many Christians seem to love coffee so much?
Or perhaps it’s a matter that people in general love to be pumped up. We look for substitutes for the real source of power – God – and find it where we can. Then again, coffee beans are part of God’s creation, and all he created is available for our benefit. So I’m back to seeing caffeine as a good thing; perhaps that really is why Christians like it too.
Great quote and image!
I think it’s the quote that makes the meme!
Well, as long as it’s fair trade 🙂
I can’t handle caffeine. It turns me into a gibbering wreck. But I appreciate the sentiment!
Since for me it’s a metaphor about the power we have in Christ, the fairness is inherent.
I was trying to make a joke. I hope that didn’t come across as being off. If it did, I’m sorry.
I thought it was funny! 🙂
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