Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lies Of The World

They are everywhere, the lies of the world. They tell us it is OK to behave badly, OK to over indulge, OK to eat things that we know are bad for us.

Here are a few examples from fast food restaurant advertisements:

Wendy's - Do what tastes right.

McDonald's - I'm loving it.

Hardee's - Life is short, Eat thick.

Burger King - Give yourself the gift of beef. - Feed your inner Champion (You are a BK champion. The MVP of the hour. EVERY hour. Bacon and jalapenos make up your team, and the game can't start without you. Armchair. Lawn chair. It doesn't matter. You taste victory with every bite. You know the score. You eat like a champion.)

Are we truly foolish enough to believe that eating a BK burger with bacon equates to "eating like a champion"?

Does eating at McDonald's have anything to do with our idea of love?

Is it ok to do what tastes or feels right, even if it does harm to our body (God's Temple)?

Is life so short and meaningless that our health does not matter?

As Christians we must look at these statements in light of God's words. We are called to be an example of restraint in an out of control world. Look around you and find your own lies of the world. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you eyes to see and ears to hear.