Seven Deadly Sins

When was the last time you heard anyone mention the Seven Deadly Sins. Sin isn’t talked about much anymore in our huggy-feely, everybody loves everybody and everything culture today. I’ve been thinking a little bit more about them recently as it appears I struggle with Lucky Number 7 – Gluttony. Gluttony in a nutshell (food item) means “to gulp down or swallow’, “over-indulge” and pretty much over-consume food, drink, intoxicants or wealth items to the point of waste. It’s basically considered a misplaced desire of food or withholding it from others who need it. That last part is not what I struggle with at all. I’m not a hoarder when it comes to food. I really love to bake and love to share everything I make with others. This leads to Sin Number 4 -Pride, but that’s another story.

So why I’m getting hung up on Number 7 really just has to do with chocolate. I don’t care too much about other kinds of candy unless of course they are covered in chocolate. What is it about this confection that just makes me crazy. I mean really it does something. You’ve heard the saying everything in moderation is acceptable. I just can’t seem to find any moderation when it comes to chocolate. Just the other day I thought perhaps the counter person at Dunkin Donuts made a mistake and gave me a munchin instead of the Boston Cream Doughnut I asked for. Have you seen how small some of these doughnuts are lately? This was when I knew I had a problem. How will I relinquish my love for chocolate? Should I go cold turkey? Give it up for Lent (even though that’s about four months away)? I think the first step is admitting I am not in control here. The devil might very well be at work here. Still I must overcome this addiction no matter how hard it might be. I can do this, I’ll just need to ask God to help me EVERYDAY! A priest once told me “it takes 30 days to break a habit”. I don’t have that much time. Do you know that Halloween is less than two weeks away? UGH!!

Sin after-all is what Jesus died on the Cross for. Not His Sin (he never did) but ours, mine! I must think about this every time I think overcoming something like an addiction to Chocolate is too hard.

Oh, I almost forgot the five sins I didn’t mention are wrath, greed, sloth, lust, and envy. Good luck with those too.

Which of these Seven Deadly Sins do you struggle with? Maybe we could help each other? There’s an idea!

Blessings to you all!