One of the wonderful things we are learning as member in a church that has interesting and often misunderstood rules and commandments is that we need to separate the behaviors from the people who do them.
Drinking anything from coffee and tea to caffeinated or other kinds of sodas and alcohol may at times be very appropriate and correct for the people doing it. There are also times when it is medically advised for various reasons and we cannot judge someone for their choice in that way.
Some of the most wonderful people I have ever met have habits that are counter to the teachings of the Church. They smell of tobacco, they drink coffee, they even drink on occasion. They are also sometimes gay or living together without benefit of marriage. These people have blessed my life and have given me gifts I cannot imagine living without. I do not doubt they were given to me to bless my life.
That said, I think that we have personal decisions to make about the things we do in our lives and there are times when we may do one or more things that another may judge as "not in keeping with the commandments." They may be very right at that time or they may be something that we need to do for our own reasons.
I hope that if you see me doing something you don't approve of that you will understand and look at the person and not the cup of green tea that I may or may not be drinking.
Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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