7 Deadly Sins: Gluttony

On this coming weekend, we are looking at one of the most “personal” of the 7 Deadly Sins – the sin of gluttony. This is a hard one to actually discuss, because it’s so tied to us personally. But, I think it’s important to talk about because I believe gluttony affects us all.

That’s right, I said it affects us all.

Because, gluttony is not about eating or food, and I won’t even be mentioning food at all this weekend. In fact, gluttony is not about food, but rather it’s about desire, overconsumption, and too much of a good thing gone bad. And, that’s what we are going to look at this weekend.

So, I hope you can join with us to learn more about this, and most of all to find freedom from this. Because, if there is one thing I’ve learned this week it’s that this is something that almost all of us struggle with.


2 comments on “7 Deadly Sins: Gluttony


    Yes, I watch too much tv at night and since I can’t seem to handle NOT watching too much tv, I called Cogeco this week (after much thought and prayer to check my motives) to reduce my channels to the very BASIC tv package (which will no longer have recording capabilities, fast forward over commercials, rewind and likely other options I normally would be using). Cutting it ‘cold turkey’ seems unrealistic for me but I absolutely must make this change in order to be sure to go to bed earlier, wake up earlier and basically loose interest (or SLAVERY to my addiction, if I speak in rather extreme terms) to television’s easy draw for me and the ‘fake comfort’ it brings. Not to mention all the health issues related to it… sitting too long, wanting to eat junk food while watching for ‘added comfort’, etc. This will be a challenge but I wanted to make this decision public for accountability purposes. I didn’t do well at all with wanting to stop watching tv at night throughout Lent so far… so “if your eye causes you to sin, cut it out”… or pull the plug on Cogeco’s (other than basic to start) tv packages!

  2. Andrew Mills on

    Thanks Maggie for being so vulnerable and honest. And I too have so much similar struggles as I think you could tell from Sunday 🙂 but hopefully through this you’ll find God giving you the freedom from these little things that can steal so much life


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