A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Eating choices

In today’s first reading (Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17), the Lord warns man that eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil will lead to his death.

In today’s Gospel (Mark 7:14-23), Christ essentially says that no food can defile a person.

Foods have physical effects, of course, even death.

Morally, it is not the food itself that has an effect: it is the choice – the choice to disobey God, a choice that comes from one’s own will.

May you and I always choose wisely and in accordance with God’s will, rather than our own.