“Mmm….just right!” your mouth tells you as you take a sip of the perfect latte, cappuccino, coffee, hot tea or whatever you start your day with. But if there’s too much sugar, not enough cream, or the temperature is too cold or too hot, it can throw a wrench in the works. You mumble & grumble and pour and stir until you get it just right. How do I know? Because I find myself scrupulously preparing my cup of morning brew!
We live in a society that tends to gratify our every desire. And we are inundated with soooo many choices in which to indulge ourselves. “Go ahead,” they say “You deserve it!” And a lot of times you are looked down upon if you try to exercise a little self-control and temperance.
Here’s a thought: Make a conscious effort to break your normal routine. It can be as simple as skipping the sugar in your coffee or having carrot sticks with your sandwich instead of chips. Yes, it is a sacrifice, but giving up something you enjoy is a sign of love. And what the world needs now is more love, NOT a perfect cup of latte.
May you have a love-filled and spiritually productive Lent!