I jest, but this is serious. It’s estimated that 97 million Americans are obese, which puts them at risk for all kinds of ailments.
The half sourced Wikipedia definition of Gluttony is, “overconsumption to the point of waste.”
If only it was just bacon bark killing us. I have a friend who just emerged from rehab because his consumption pushed him into suicidal despair . . . again.
To see the horror of gluttony, you need only look at the before and after Methamphetamine pictures online. This gentleman, in particular, breaks my heart:
Gluttony for me is a constant battle, a balancing act, between what my animal self desires and what my civilized human self knows. Sometimes, I cheat by going to excess and then swinging over to deprivation to compensate. But I know this is still sin. I believe moderation is a daily devotional to the self and to God.
I guess I won’t try the bacon bark. I’ll just head that one off at the pass.