Ok – I started this and i’ve had it with starting things i don’t finish, so the sooner i get these over with the sooner i can begin dedicating this Blog to my first love – LOVE!
Bear with me huh?
The Third Sin, alphabetically, is Gluttony, which is not in my KJV at ALL?? (So why does the Pope insist upon making this an issue??)
Gluttony is defined as: eating and/or drinking to excess
– a greed for food.
I feel this probably also extends to ‘spiritual food’ or a desire to sate our many other ‘desires that are of our ego and not of God.
I mention Spiritual food as i do not believe that eating TOO much of this at once is good for us – in the same way that we are only meant to eat a certain amount of ‘food’ at once to give us sufficient time to digest it all for our own benefit. Determing just how much of this kind of food is good for us at one ‘sitting’ probably varies from person to person and how ‘familiar’ they are with previous foods of this kind.
I think the key thing to consider here is when is ‘enough’ truly enough? – At what point do we turn our ‘plate’ away while we gain the full benefit of ‘digestion’?
Ok – so remember the Point Here – which is to bring to mind our own ‘Sin’ or error we commit in this area (as y’all feel is, or is not appropriate) and ways we have found to overcome them – for the benefit of ourselves in our own lives and for the benefit of those who read and/or lurk here 😉
I’ll go first: My most vivid memory of personal gluttony was back in my 20’s – I was working in an office and a lunch had been planned for a workmate’s celebration. We went to a Chinese Open Buffet at a very swish Hotel in the City, close to our office!
Did i mention i LOVE the many delicious flavours of Chinese food? and that i LOVE deserts and they had a wide range of the more ‘traditional’ desserts like Chocolate Mousse, cheesecakes, pavlova (Aussie Meringues which are Heavenly!) cakes and ice-cream and puddings and… you get the idea?)
I had a plate of ‘entree’s; i had two plates of ‘mains’ (and i mean plates made with MOUNTAINS of food!) I HAD SEVEN plates of desserts (a personal never-to-be-repeated record!)
I ‘waddled’ back to work about two and a half hours later (we only were allowed a 2 hour lunch ‘limit’ during which we were to have lunches spread over the whole office – half an hour was the ‘norm’)
I managed to stay at my desk for a full ten minutes or so in the afternoon before i found a very real and urgent need to sit at a much smaller ‘cubicle’ for the remainder of my ‘working’ day.
It taught me a valuable lesson and i never repeated or attempted to repeat the practice.
Gluttony has it’s own punishments for us humans.
Are we all able to pay them due attentionand LEARN from them??
Over to you.