Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Spirituality of the Caffeine Driven Life

We live in a fast track world where everything is zooming by us at great speed. Like a hamster on a treadmill, we need to be constantly running to remain in the same place. Just when we are coming to terms with a hand phone that has a camera, comes a new hand phone that take pictures and MMS them, surf the internet, receive television, update us on the latest football scores and still allow us to make a phone call. To survive in this world, many of us felt that we do not have enough energy to make it through the day. Hence the sale of stimulants such as “red bull” is skyrocketing. The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant. Coffee may the commonest ingested legal stimulant in the world. Surprisingly, many scientific studies discover that coffee is actually beneficial to health in most people. Coffee is addictive as those who did not have their daily cuppa can tell you. Is it possible then, in our caffeine-driven life to maintain a Christian spirituality?

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