The Perfect Café
by Berni Dymet
Matt. 13:25-29 …but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from? But he replied, ‘No, for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them.
One of the things I really enjoy doing is going out for coffee with my wife Jacqui. Now there are several good café's within easy walking and driving distance from our place.
But the one that has the best food is crowded and noisy. Now there's another café where the tables are more spaced out - and the coffee's great, but the food and the service leave something to be desired.
And then there's another one where the people are really friendly, but it's small and poky and the coffee's not that great. There's always something, isn't there? Something to complain about, something that offends this idea that we have that if we're going out for a coffee, the whole experience should be absolutely perfect - and by that we mean it should perfectly fit my needs, my wants and my desires.
To be honest - I wonder sometimes whether without even realizing it - I wonder if that isn't the way we approach this thing we call church. Hmm?
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