(Before reading this post, it might be helpful to keep this disclaimer in mind)
If someone were to come to you and say, "Every night I have two beers before I go to sleep, because I really have a hard time sleeping and the beers help me," how would you respond to that?
My guess is that for many readers of this blog, we'd regard this to be dangerous, unwise and potentially (or definitely) sinful. For those who tend to think that way, I'd pose this follow-up question:
If it's not ok to have a couple of beers to help you get to sleep, then why is it ok to have a couple of cups of coffee every morning in order to help you get going?
Please understand: I'm not advocating alcohol use or condemning coffee use, just trying to think through some things.
And I'd love your help in thinking it through; leave a comment and let me know what you think.