I was sitting in Common Grounds Cafe today when I overheard a conversation that caused me to stop, laugh, and ponder. Here’s a little excerpt (it’s verbatim, I wrote it down in the book I was reading):
“If you chop tomatoes for the primary purpose of glorifying God, you will be a bad tomato chopper.”
Stop: What? Did I just hear people talk about chopping tomatoes for the glory of God?
Laugh: Yea, I did. And that’s hilarious! In fact, that’s probably the funniest thing I’ve heard all day. I love that I live in a place where I overhear conversations that tie together the art of chopping tomatoes and theology.
Ponder: Hmm, does chopping tomatoes actually have anything to do with glorifying God? I guess so. But what? If glorifying God was our primary purpose in our everything, what would that actually look like? And would it make us better or worse at what we were doing… ponder, ponder, ponder…yup, definitely worth blogging about.