Joel asks… “Is coffee spiritual?”


Joel wrote… “You talk about everything being seen as spiritual, what about ordinary things like my walk at lunch break, or my habits I really enjoy, like my morning coffee?”

Joel, when we can look at the world with “spiritual eyes” our existence will awaken as we view the whole world like Brother Lawrence described as, “God’s book with messages for us.” In this way, many things become beautiful that may have been ordinary or common before. A walk can be a time of gratitude for health, nature’s beauties, or God’s goodness. In fact, monks are notorious for thoroughly enjoying coffee, and being spiritually present in the moment of doing so. Some monastic traditions have purposefully crafted coffee mugs with no handles, and made vessels too large to be gripped with one hand.

That way one can cradle the mug, sip the warm aromatic brew slowly, and relish the whole experience. God may be welcomed into even the morning coffee experience, Joel. Fill it to the rim, and enjoy! I’ll drink to that. Mmm.

Now-on to another big question! Any coffee brand suggestions out there?

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2 responses to “Joel asks… “Is coffee spiritual?”

  1. Marks Brothers Coffee, run by a good friend of mine and his bro.

    http://www.marksbrotherscoffee.com/

  2. Doug Jackson

    “If material things please you, take occasion from them to praise God, and turn your love from them to Him Who made them, lest in these things that please you, you displease Him.” – Augustine, “Confessions,” Book IV/Chapter 12.