I was reading my Bible and the lady next to me decided to talk to me about it.
Lady: Do you think the Bible is true?
Me: uhh… yeah.
Lady: Really how can there be a God?
Me: Uh, I am not sure what you want me to say.
Lady: Well there are lots of people who are suffering.
Me: Are you suffering?
Lady: No but God should do something about all the people that are.
Me: Well if there is no God why don’t you do something about all the people that are suffering?
We actually went on from here to have a pretty nice conversation about evil, and if God is real. At the core of it though I think she just wanted someone to talk to about life’s big questions. Maybe Starbucks has become a safe place for many people to meet others and have those conversations. I am sure I am not alone, or the first Christian to be reading a Bible in Starbucks and have these kind of interactions. This was not the first time, nor the last.