Mon, 18 March 2013
Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “The Deadly Sin of Gluttony” for The Fifth Sunday of Lent on March 17, 2013. During Lent, we are exploring an ancient taxonomy of sin to help us examine our lives, develop a lifestyle of repentance, and experience a fresh and joyous grace in Christ. Gluttony does not give any particular value to anything it consumes. It does not savor, it only devours. Because of that, it is a sin against the created order. Gluttony and lust are the only sins that abuse something that is essential to our survival…and because of that, they are particularly susceptible to becoming institutionalized in the structures that we live within. A disrespect for food and sexuality is a disrespect for creation, for the goodness and bounty of creation. It is the great curse of Gluttony that it ends by destroying all sense of the precious, the unique, the irreplaceable.
The Fifth Sunday of Lent