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coffee spoons

A character in one of T.S. Eliot’s novels described the mediocrity of modern life this way: “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”

At the beginning of this year, I handed out plastic spoons. I would have given everyone a cup of coffee, but spoons were cheaper.

There is certainly nothing wrong with either coffee or spoons, especially coffee. But there is something wrong about …

  • Settling for the natural when God offers the supernatural.
  • Settling for the mundane when all around us is wonder.
  • Settling for average when God expects excellence.

What else would you add to that list?