Just a Cup of Coffee?

Starbucks’ alleged statement that “if you don’t support gay marriage, we don’t want your business” may or may not be true.

There are Christians in the camp who believe our rights as believers are truly being taken away — all because something that is against the Bible’s teaching was legalized in our country.

Yet the Bible says Christians don’t have rights. The Son of Man didn’t even have a place to lay his head.

I wish we weren’t segregating ourselves as Christians… Now we won’t buy Starbucks, Doritos, or from any company that features gay marriage in their marketing.

What God is calling for in the Bible… what Jesus actually did; I just don’t see happening. Rather: I see Christians on one side of a chasm, and a dying world on the other. All because we don’t appreciate some marketing?
To me, Christians should be rubbing shoulders with people who need Jesus, just like Jesus himself did 3,000 years ago.

Jesus died to save ALL people. We’re all equally messed up. So what’s with the pointing of fingers and ranking of sins?

So what is this answer the Bible gives?
God said: 
1. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and
2. love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:26-27

I think gay people and Christians, people in state penitentiaries and in Churches, people who struggle with addictions or disorders, or have sticky relationships…. all need to hear the sweet gospel story again, afresh;

God died for you. He loves you that much.


2 thoughts on “Just a Cup of Coffee?

  1. Wow. This is so heartfelt and right to the core of what Jesus was all about – and I think expects us to be all about: love, grace, mercy and compassion. I am certain Jesus never boycotted any group of people. I am also certain He came to love everyone into the kingdom of God, not to beat them with a stick on their way in. I think we have become way too self-involved to become involved in the lives of those Jesus would want to be saved.

    • Thank you, Susan! I am truly broken up about this concept. People are dying and going to Hell… and Christians won’t go near them, talk to them, befriend them… or even step foot in some businesses.
      I’m not trying to point the finger… but something’s got to give. I call it a “Holy Discontent” like Bill Hybels from Willowcreek says in his book. Something you get off your mind or your heart- placed there by God Himself.

      I’m so glad you write about these topics, too… and love God and stand up for what’s right, too!

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