JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN, DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD
We’ve all had the opportunity to experience all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants. Many people enjoy this type of dining because of the variety of food choices that are offered, the convenience of not having to wait for food to be prepared, and the pleasure of selecting food by its appearance. For some, this is a preferred restaurant option.
Another reason for dining in this type of establishment is because there are no limits on how much food that can be consumed. Often this may lead to overindulgence, eating much more than one should and eating unhealthy foods that one may normally avoid. Having the opportunity to eat as much as you want doesn’t mean that you should eat as much as you can. In fact, overindulgence can have a devastating effect on your physical health.
As Christians living in a secular society, we are also afforded many opportunities to participate in the worldly buffet, allowing us to do things that we shouldn’t be doing and engaging in activities that are harmful to our souls. Just like an all-you-can-eat buffet, indulging in unhealthy options for your soul can lead to spiritual sickness. Overconsumption of sinful acts such as pornography, gossip, and promiscuity to name a few can take a toll on your spiritual health and may require immediate attention from the ultimate healer of the soul, Jesus Christ.
We are Catholic. Our spiritual health is more important than our physical health, as our spiritual health has an eternal consequence. If you find yourself choosing from the worldly buffet of sin, turn to the Lord for help. Consume yourself totally with Christ when entering the worldly buffet and enjoy a life of eternal spiritual health.
Ponder: In what other ways are we guilty of over-consumption in this world?
Reflect: Sacred Scripture: 1 John 2:15-17
Pray: Heavenly Father, help me to avoid over-consumption in this world and turn away from my sinful choices.