What Your Red Starbucks Cup Doesn’t Say About Jesus
Written by Dave Herrmann | November 9, 2015
It’s November and the “war on Christmas” theme has started before we even carve the turkey for Thanksgiving. If you’re unfamiliar with this new “war,” then look to your best friend, Google.
Why is it Christians always feel that everyone is out to get them? Why do we followers of Christ in America insist there is a war going on? If it’s not Starbucks, it’s Hollywood; if it’s not Hollywood, it’s Obama. We jump from one to the next, assuming their master agenda is to silence Christ in the form of some secular society.
We have a God complex when it comes to Christmas and it REALLY needs to stop.
Starbucks’ agenda isn’t to incite a war. In fact, they have one goal: to sell more coffee.
If we think that just because Starbucks has omitted the word “Christmas” from their cups, the Christian faith is going to end—then I hate to say it, but your definition of faith is bunk.
Jesus didn’t die on the cross for us to incite a war of words over stuff as minuscule as this.
When you create hashtags like #WarOnChristmas, you’re taking the message away from Christ, the essence of the holiday. You see, the darkness LOVES to steer us in nonsensical directions to take our minds away from what truly matters.
Christmas is so much more than a cup. It’s so much more than arguing over what’s ON the cup, too. In fact, Christmas doesn’t need a cup at all. All that Christmas needs to be Christmas is for us to love on people so much that we don’t have time to do anything else. It needs us to show love just as Christ showed love to us.
Live a Kingdom mentality with your eyes on Christ, not a worldly mentality with your eyes on a consumed product that will end up in the trash.
Jesus isn’t trash, so quit wasting your energy on a dumb cup and what it doesn’t say.
Why not start a new movement? A movement where WE, as followers of Christ, do what Jesus actually called us to do: love our neighbors. How about today when you go for your next PSL, why not get a tall and buy the person behind you a grande? That little act of generosity is at the heart of Jesus’ teachings for us. That’s what Christmas is about, even when it’s only November.
Even better, use your red cup to share a new message of hope to everyone.
—Natalia Mundo (@natimundo), November 9, 2015