On the last two Mondays that I’ve stopped by the Ashland Starbucks, they’ve been out of coffee. Their “coffee machine” is broken.
Starbucks without coffee is like a gas station without gas, a grocery store without groceries, (add your own obvious comparison here). What’s the point?
There’s a lesson here.
In Matthew 5v13, Jesus says, “’You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.'”
If the Starbucks loses its coffee-ness, it is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.