Thursday, September 10, 2015

"Gluttony," the deadly sin that Christians won't talk about

By Dr. Jessica Lilley

There’s an old Southern Baptist joke: A teacher told her students to bring in symbols of their faith for show and tell. Johnny is Catholic and shares a crucifix. Suzy is Jewish so she presents a Star of David. The teacher is confused, though, to find Bobby holding a casserole dish. “What religion are you, Bobby?” He replies, “Oh, I’m a Baptist!” Yet, the same table we gather around to comfort one another and to pray for the sick offers us the very foods that can make us sick and bring disease. Like every good gift, our Enemy perverts the blessing of food. [link]