…or one is never enough, but two is too many
Last year, Sleeping Beauty wrote a post about having too much crap.
I can testify that she does have too much crap.
Due to a nagging conscience, I decided not to post a picture of her room. All I’ll say about her room:
Anyhoodle, a snippet:
Simple Living was not an epiphany. It has long been coming as I try to cram more yarn on my bin, another Barbie for The Bee, more music on my iPod. I ask myself, “What, Who is this for?” and the answer is always a blank. Is money happiness or is it merely a way to cause a high that masks the real problems. I watch as people with less do more than I, with all of my everything, continue to flounder or just break even.
Today, the Good Reverend Doctor continued his preaching series on the Seven Deadly Sins, this time about gluttony.
He referenced Paul speaking to the Corinthians about the body as a temple:
1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Gluttony is usually associated with food. As we can see from Sleeping Beauty, gluttony is also associated with crapola.
In the movie Over the Hedge, Bruce Willis’ raccoon RJ says that for humans “enough is never enough.” He’s talking about food, but this could apply to anything. When the GRD used this movie to illustrate what he meant, I wholeheartedly concur.
Watch CNN or listen to the local news, and you see it anywhere: people killing themselves and loved ones because they lost a job, folk stealing from other folk in pyramid schemes gone bad, banks collapsing because they HAD to have the next greatest product. People in housing they know damn well they couldn’t afford.
Too much of a good thing is a bad thing, the GRD summed up his sermon today.
I ask: do you notice that when your attention is on THINGS, they fall away from GOD?