Coffee Mugs are Limited in Wisdom

I just can’t live another day in pursuit of coffee mug wisdom. I made it five days, attempting to focus on the wisdom displayed on the sort of mug commonly sold in a gift shop — one per day.

Though “All truth is God’s truth” does seem to be true, many of these truths in and of themselves just aren’t sufficient for every challenge of the day.

We can “laugh, love and live” if we are abiding in the Vine. We can say “whatever” if we aren’t worried to death and if we can trust that God is sovereign, for us, and all-good. We can “eat, drink and be merry” if that pleasure pursuit is not an idol. We can “put our big girl panties on and deal with (life),” if we are — again — dealing with it in the ways we limited humans are supposed to deal with things, doing our part as we rest and abide in a bigger plan, a greater guide, the true source of wisdom. And “give me ambiguity or give me something else” was just plain annoying nonsense for a decisive do-er. That one was a waste.

Coffee mugs are great for drinking coffee. That’s about it.


~ by Cary on July 7, 2008.

One Response to “Coffee Mugs are Limited in Wisdom”

  1. You are funny … I merely collect starbuck’s mugs … i have about 20. My favorite is Beijing. But no pithy sayings … just fun memories. I’ll start looking for one with a saying to live by. If I could find a mug that said, “What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. -– Boris Pasternak,” I would get it for you.

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