Preaching Connection: Gluttony

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The Dark Night of the Soul in Devotional Classics

Beware spiritual gluttony.  “Many souls become addicted to the spiritual sweetness of the devotional life and strive to obtain more and more of it.  They pass beyond the limits of moderation and nearly kill themselves with spiritual exercises.  They will very often try to subdue their flesh with great acts of submission, lengthy fasts, and...

“Gluttony” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith

“A glutton is one who raids the icebox for a cure for spiritual malnutrition.”

The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring

Rabelais invented an “outrageous hero, Gargantua (named for his enormous throat), whose first words after being born were ‘Give me a drink! a drink! a drink!’  So, he was given a good, stiff drink, and afterward, 17,913 cows were rounded up to provide him milk until he was twenty-two months of age.  Whenever he cried,...