Printer Friendly Topic: Compromise
Author: Patrick Ronan / Illustration Exchange
Scripture: 1 John 2:15
Source: “Doughnut-less Honey Dew to open in new Quincy YMCA” by Patrick Ronan, published in THE PATRIOT LEDGER, February 26, 2014

THE PATRIOT LEDGER REPORTS:

Tuesday, the city’s licensing board approved a plan to open a Honey Dew Donuts at the café counter inside the new $30 million YMCA … It will be the only Honey Dew store in Quincy. …

Because of the Y’s focus on physical fitness, the vendor won’t sell doughnuts, said Sara Trubiano, spokeswoman for the South Shore YMCA said. …

The new Honey Dew will sell coffee, low-fat muffins, salads, sandwiches, yogurt, fruit cups and smoothies, Trubiano said. All menu items first must be approved by Y leadership.

Application:

How ironic! A donut shop which agrees to sell no donuts. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But isn’t that exactly what we do when we compromise our beliefs in order to please the world? A donut shop should sell donuts, and a believer should seek to please God!

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them” (1 John 2:15).

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