Dear Friends, This is David Telbat. Thanks for joining me today for my Author Reflection and analogy titled, “Spiritual Coffee Cup.” Does your coffee cup reflect your spirituality? I have an acquaintance who has never washed his coffee cup. Ever. It is years old. It’s filthy beyond description—on the outside as well as the inside. I’ve seen things falling off of it, crumbling like flakes. And when I speak to this man about Jesus Christ, he curses and swears that hell is just fine with him. I wonder if his coffee cup is a reflection of his soul . . .
Another cup? No thanks!
I have another friend whom the world criticizes for the way he dresses. He’s not wealthy, so he dresses practically, but neatly, in my opinion. He seems more concerned with sharing the gospel with needy souls than focusing on today’s clothing trends. His coffee cup is a little dirty and weathered on the outside, but inside, it’s clean. I’ve seen it, and I’ve had to use it for a cup of cool water on a hot day.
When asked why he washes the inside of his cup but not the outside, he said the people he ministers to throughout the week are a tough crowd, many of them gang members and thieves. Carrying around a beat-up coffee cup discourages anyone from stealing it. It’s the inside that really matters, he says.