I LOVE Coffee! Did you know that? I love it Rich, Dark and Strong! My husband says my coffee is strong enough to grow hair. Maybe so, maybe so, but a good cup of coffee needs to be strong for the flavor to be just right! Church coffee is, well church coffee! Usually of a light brown color and of the cheaper brands. Pooh to that! I drink it, only because there is nothing else there to drink and talk with. Because you know it is best to be drinking coffee when you are visiting at church! O.K. maybe not, but that is what I say. Question: Did you know that coffee is the one excepted Christian addiction? Think about it! How many of us need our coffee every day? Hummm.......
So Sunday morning I was waxing nostalgic and went to the website of a former pastor (from my youth). He had a sermon on there about the history of the Catholic church so I decided to listen. If you want to hear it or any of his other sermons you can go here he is a wonderful minister! So within the history of the church he mentioned that coffee was originally a Muslim drink and that when Pope Clement VIII took a drink, he liked it so much that he "baptised" it as a official Christian drink. I just laughed and laughed, who knew!!!! Here's a little excerpt:
It is no suprise, therefore, that such a popular institution had opponents everywhere. In Italy, around 1600, priests asked Pope Clement VIII to forbid the favourite drink of the Ottoman Empire considering it part of the Infidel threat. On taking one sip, the pope found the drink delicious and baptised it - making it an acceptable Christian beverage.
Will it make me give up coffee, NO! Should you go out and get a coffee patch for yourself (if they made one) NO! Just go here and read about the fascinating history of coffee! Read about the legend of where it was first discovered too! Or then again maybe this is a muslim plot to finally take over the western world!