Life wrapped in bacon …
If we traveled around the world asking people what they thought was the single most delicious food item to them, we would get a variety of answers.
But among the common responses, one would stand out: bacon.
People love bacon!
That’s not a surprise because bacon tastes delicious! And anything wrapped in bacon tastes better!
There’s just one problem though — bacon is seriously bad for you.
How bad? Check out just how bad for yourself here http://bit.ly/14DN4iN . The short answer is that as little as one slice a day can have a significant negative affect on your health.
Many bacon lovers have heard (often on multiple occasions) about bacon being bad for them, they simply choose to eat it anyway. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see bacon lovers wrap their favorite unhealthy food item around other food that’s much healthier for them
That’s an example of how we often live our broader lives. We find that which is good for us to be bland to our desires, so we wrap it in something that better meets our tastes and, in the process, lose the value of the good that’s being smothered by the bad.
Here’s just one example: praying is a very good thing, in fact, it’s essential for Christians. Yet, our attitude and method wrapped (like a slice of bacon) around something as good as prayer can make it very bad …
“When you pray, don’t be
like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in
the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that
is all the reward they will ever get,” Matthew 6:5.
Are you smothering out what is good for you by wrapping it in unhealthy desires?