Anyone who knows me knows that I am a diehard coffee drinker. Flavored, non-flavored, instant or slow-brewed, I like it all. This morning, as I was rushing to get out the door for work, I made two cups of instant coffee for my husband and I. While I was drinking that coffee this morning, I began to think about all the different ways people can get a little jolt (pun intended) of faith.
When I make a real pot of brewed coffee, it’s often because there is company over – someone to enjoy and share a cup with. In many ways, this is similar to Sunday Mass, with many people gathered together to enjoy one another’s company and celebrate a shared faith. On the other hand, reading a few pages of a religious book, or article, or even saying a quick, impromptu prayer remind me of that cup of instant coffee. I find that in my life, it’s good to have both kinds of faith practices to keep me going in an otherwise hectic life.