These days, even the White House is worried about how big Americans are getting. In the west, we weigh significantly more per person than any other generation anywhere in the history of the world. Healthcare professionals, educators and parents are all concerned. There are heaps of initiatives to address the problem before “we are all physically touching each other all the time,” as Jerry Seinfeld quipped.
Thing is, almost nobody is seeing the fat issue as an expression of a heart issue: an idolatry of food. That’s what gluttony is, whether or not our BMI is over 30. Because gluttony is a heart issue, it’s not just overweight people who are sinning here. There are all sorts of ways to be gluttonous while maintaining a socially acceptable figure. Here are a few: Continue reading