Cold Water, Hot Coffee

Sometimes that cup of cold water,
turns out to be a cup of hot coffee,
and what we're asked to do is
to pour it . . . and to listen.
Sometimes we Christians
in our enthusiasm
think we were asked
to save the world,
when what we were asked to do
is to go into it
and tell God's story
to people in need of
some good news.
Anxious activists forget
that just listening is an act
of compassion.
Driven disciples forget
that just listening is an act
of faithfulness.
Guilty givers forget
that just listening is an act
of stewardship.
Since we church people
have a tendency to be
driven and anxious and guilt-ridden
perhaps we should
read the directions again
and pour a cup of hot coffee
and listen
in His name.
(Anonymous)

I read this in a book and really liked it.  It made me think.

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