Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cup of Conscientious Caffeine to Go

How can I enjoy a cup of coffee at Starbucks when I know there are billions of people around the world that don't earn in a month what I paid for that one cup of coffee? Should I never have that cup of coffee, or do I need to take some sort of  responsibility and do something about it? Feeling guilty is of no use. Guilt can be paralyzing. Some are guilty and culpable, certainly, and they need to be reminded of their guilt and stopped.

What we do matters. What we say matters. Words matter. Words create worlds. What we think matters. Life is serious. God is in our world. we need to be reminded  that God wants something of us. The world is meaningful and we each have an important role to play in it. We can't despair and give in to nihilism, but should continue to look upon the wonder of the world, then go out there and make sure other human beings can appreciate it as the fortunate few of us do. We each need to find a pattern of living within whatever tradition we believe, then engage the world and help eliminate suffering and advance justice whenever we can.

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