Saturday, February 11, 2012
Well, would you? Probably not.
What do you bring? A box of donuts that were freshly-made from your local market? Coffee cake you lovingly made with lots of cinnamon and sugar? Maybe it's your turn to bring the coffee. Do you also bring the artificial sweeteners and or heavy cream or chemical laden add-ins just to make it special?
Do you tempt yourselves and others with such things? Why not bring a bloody mary instead, along with a pack of cigarettes so everyone can relax? Instead of filling your soul with spiritual food you can sit back and gossip about the parishioners that didn't show up.
What got me thinking about this? It was a bunch of yellow packets next to my white packets of stevia. I feel wasteful throwing them away, so the alternative is to give them away. Ahh, I could put them on the coffee table at church.
Whammo! How could I give something that I wouldn't put into my own body? How selfish I am. Quite honestly, back in the fall I brought in a powdered pumpkin flavored creamer as a "treat".
It may seem trivial, but those things count. I wonder what other things I do, not just food-wise, I may be doing that are more harmful than beneficial. What things am I doing that are healthy for others?
On this bitter, snowy, windy day I will be pondering on the subject.