“Gluttony’s excessive pursuit of the pleasures of the table eventually dulls our appreciation for the food we eat, the pleasure we take in eating it, those with whom we eat, and the God who created what we eat and gave us the ability to take pleasure in it …… The trouble with gluttony is that it reduces eating to an exercise in gratifying my own desires for physical pleasures, consuming whatever I think will make me full and satisfied. Rather than simply enjoying food, we are using it to give ourselves a needed ‘pleasure fix.’ Food and pleasure are goods, not gods.” ~ Rebecca Konyendyk DeYoung
Dear God, thank you for the many good gifts in my life. Help me not to forget where this goodness comes from. Amen.