Today’s blog was guest written by Jewel Evans. To read the Christ in Culture blog from the beginning, click here.
The alarm goes off at 5 am; Monday morning has arrived, like clockwork. It’s time to get up and get the shop open. I keep the lights low, allowing myself a few quiet moments before the NOW BREWING sign flashes brightly in the early morning light. In a little while, my coworker, Alicia, will show up and we will begin our day, serving cups of coffee and tea to the downtown crowd as they make their way into work.
There are moments in the day, especially in the early hours, that provide her and I ample opportunity to talk and catch up about our weekend happenings. My coworker is a nursing student, lives in the historic part of town, and is generally a sweet and enjoyable young woman. As we sip coffee together, our routine of months and months of Monday mornings spent together, she asks me this question: “Do you go to church every Sunday?” It caught me off guard. It took me a minute to respond, recalling just what I told her a moment ago.