Time for a bit of a “Come to Jesus” moment on the Suburban Life.
That plain red Starbucks cup.
Oh, the evilness of it all.
I came across Christians and Coffee Cups on the Huffington Post, an opinion piece, which very aptly addresses the oh-so-delightful controversy surrounding Starbucks and their marketing decision to roll out a plain red cup for this Holiday season.
Yes. I said “Holiday.” Also known as the time period which spans multiple days of celebration such as 1)Thanksgiving, 2) Advent, 3) Hanukkah, 4) Winter Solstice, and 5) bazillions of others.
More and more I’ve begun feeling like I need to defend my “brand” of Christianity. The brand that doesn’t jump to persecution and judgment. The brand that doesn’t shove my faith down people’s throats with their latte but rather exemplifies my Faith and His Grace through Love. Let’s focus our collective efforts on being better people.
Perhaps the outrage that has ensued over this stupid Plain Red Cup stems from something deeper inside the souls of the complainers. A lack of confidence or an insecurity in their own Faith? Maybe it’s an uncertainty as to a Christian’s role in a secular world? Those are both certainly struggles for many of us believers. Or maybe it’s just a quick hop up onto a widespread bandwagon on which no one has any right to be.
Take the advice in the article. Put the “Christ” in Christmas and perform a random act of kindness like buying someone a coffee. In that plain red cup.
Love and coffee,