God’s Coffee

God’s Coffee … ( enjoy it)
A group of alumni, highly established in their
careers, got
together to visit their old university professor.
Conversation soon turned into complaints about
stress in
work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the
went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot
of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain,
glass, crystal, some plain looking, some
expensive, some
exquisite — telling them to help themselves to
the coffee. When all the students had a cup of
coffee in hand, the
professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice
expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind
the plain
and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to
want only
the best for yourselves, that is the source of your
problems and stress. Be assured that the cup
itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases
it is just more
expensive and in some cases even hides what we
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the
but you consciously went for the best cups…
And then
you began eyeing each other’s cups.” “Now
consider this,” he continued… “Life is the coffee.
The jobs, money and position in society are the
They are just tools to hold and contain life, and
the type
of cup we have does not define, nor change the
quality of
life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on
the cup,
we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.”
God brews the coffee, not the cups… Enjoy your