Weekend Sugar Temptations

Weekend Sugar Temptations

I’m still on my feet, but this weekends temptations almost broke me.

It’s my son’s 11th birthday and he’s a chocolate guy, like I am.

So he started with these donuts in the morning for breakfast:

Then for Dessert he had a chocolate cake:

So moist and so yummy.  I abstained.  It wasn’t easy.  It would have been much easier to just binge and restart.  But I’m so much better off when I just leave it alone.

On Sunday I turn to the written word for strength and resolve.  Here is a quote attributed to St. Augustine that fits my mood:

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation

I enjoyed reading about St. Augustine on Wikipedia today:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_of_Hippo

And I found this line relevant and interesting about the St. Augustine:

Augustine took the view that, if a literal interpretation contradicts science and our God-given reason, the Biblical text should be interpreted metaphorically. While each passage of Scripture has a literal sense, this “literal sense” does not always mean that the Scriptures are mere history; at times they are rather an extended metaphor.

And so it is with sugar.  If you can’t eat it literally.  Eat it metaphorically.

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