Sin Needs to Go

03-11-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

I love sweets. Delicious creamers, sweet barbecue sauce, and a warm chocolate chip cookie, these are a few of my favorite things. Yet, overloading oneself with sugars can have horrible long-term effects on the human body. I know this because I am the only member of my immediate family without diabetes. Effects can include loss of eyesight, kidney failure, diabetic neuropathy, foot amputation, heart attack, stroke...the list really does go on and on…

I really love a good mocha, but I enjoy seeing my wife’s smile even more. I really love a pulled pork sandwich, but I enjoy being healthy enough to hold my daughter even more. I really love inhaling a pizza cookie topped with ice cream, but I enjoy walking on both my feet even more. I love sugar, but I love me more.

When I put my struggle to avoid sugar into the proper context, the struggle is still a struggle, but it becomes obvious, sugar needs to go. I’m reclaiming my health.

We need to expand that clear vision to other areas of our lives.

We have a choice between Netflix and the Bible. We have a choice between our cell phones and our families. We have a choice between gossip and prayer. We have a choice between complaint and gratitude. We have a choice between instant gratification and eternal life.

When we put our struggle to avoid sin into the proper context, the struggle is still a struggle, but it becomes obvious, sin needs to go. We need to reclaim our souls.

Questions? Comments? Email David at dlins@oloj.org

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