If you and I were to go back in time, say 25 years ago, and I were to ask you these two questions what would you say.
1. Would you believe that people would be paying 5 dollars for a cup of coffee in the year 2011?
2. Would you believe that this company would be successful?
I know that my answer would have started off with a hearty laugh and then a solid NO.
Fast forward to the year Starbucks. This place is so popular, that it does not even need its name attached to its logo.
There has to be a reason for this hugely successful coffee shop. Right??
Lucky for you, I found it. --It is in the little quote below:
And if this is true, will the Church to wake up and smell the coffee? (pun intended)
I can't help but wonder if The Church would see itself as the 3rd Place in the community ---what other 3rd Places would go out of business.
Don't get me wrong, I like coffee shops, but not all 3rd places are good, some are breeding grounds for very bad things. (A gang is a 3rd place for many of our youth).
So I leave you with this: Starbucks has filled a void in our community around what is basically 90 percent water & they charge a lot of money for it.
Can the Church do better than Starbucks?
Our Leader was raised from the dead.
Healed the sick, gave sight to the blind.
Is Coming again.
His followers gather in is in His Name.
That means we should act, think, and look like our Leader.
And that is way better than a cup of coffee...especially at 5 bucks a pop!