The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

Nika Kravchuk
23.10.2015

The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

Eating food is a natural process for every person. But danger begins when food is turned into a cult. The absorption of large portions, the desire to regale, the secretion and intemperance of food indicatesin of gluttony.

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Through eating the forbidden fruit, sin entered the world

Yes, eating is natural. Even the first people, dwelling in the Garden of Eden, ate the fruits. Amazingly, but in this way they came to know God's plan for the world, they learned how everything works. And then the most famous global catastrophe in the history of mankind happened - the fall of Adam and Eve. It turns out that the vice entered the world through the human womb (and it all started with a thought).

When Jesus Christ prayed and fasted for 40 days, the devil appeared before him and tried to tempt him with food, they say, if you are God, then turn these stones into bread. The passion of gluttony is also included in the list of the seven deadly sins. So why is she so dangerous?

Every person depends on food.Here are just some of the righteous who attained such a state of piety that they ate only bread and water, and even then once a week. Some food was brought from heaven by angels. The Virgin Mary also fed on heavenly food when her parents gave her to serve God.

Modern man even to hear such a wonder. In addition, worldly people cannot bear such feats as monastics. And God does not order anyone to do this. The problem is different.

The danger is that a person becomes dark: he does not eat to live, but lives to eat. This can manifest itself in different ways: a predilection for delicious food, immoderation in food, delicacy, constant care about what to cook and try new. You can make a whole bunch of gastronomic preferences. All of them testify to one thing: a person is very dependent.

Gluttony Gluttony discord

There are different types of sin gluttony. If a person absorbs immoderate portions - this is the fetid.

If it is the taste of food that brings him pleasure, and he can tell for a long time how beautiful and refined the Catalan dishes are, he sits firmly on the hook of the gantobesia.

When a person pretends to be in public and eats moderately, then after returning home he “comes off” alone - he is not let go of his secret secrets.

If he woke up in the morning and first of all he runs to the refrigerator, regardless of whether the feeling of hunger has come, this is early eating.

When a person in a hurry fills his stomach, not chewing, just to quickly, this has to absorb large portions - a hasty meal.

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Sometimes there is a dependence on specific products: there are those who can not live a day without meat, and someone without sweet.

Often in one person focused various types of passion gluttony. He always wants to "eat" something tasty and more. By the way, Slavic "devour" means "to make a sacrifice." So to whom does the glutton sacrifice? It turns out that your stomach.

It’s just how simple it turns out to be to go from idling to idolatry. And not only. When a person gets fed up, he cannot pray normally. He also has laziness. Remember the classics: "I ate - you can sleep"?

Moreover, gluttony, like pleasing one's body, can cause another mortal vice - fornication, which is associated with flesh.It’s not for nothing that the riotous life is often depicted as such: laziness, satiety not only with food, but also with alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, fornication ...

Therefore, it is very important to diagnose the disease in oneself in the early stages and prevent a condition when metastasis will go to all organs. But how to do that?

Declare war on the sin of gluttony

Since this passion is the work of demons, the well-known gospel advice will do perfectly well:

Each meal must begin with a prayer, and end it. Thus, we thank the Lord for giving us life and the food we need to maintain it. Fathers of the Church also advise to be very careful during the meal.

It is advisable not to dispel the mind, you can read the Jesus prayer. Control yourself and limit portions, in everyday life, be content with a more modest table.

There is evidence of how Paisiy Svyatrets fought gutroboziyu. He was 18 (!) Years old ate cabbage. It is even hard for us to believe that this is possible. But why doubt when a God himself strengthens and nourishes?

Of course, the newly minted Christian should not be taken as an example of this saint and start eating cabbage or carrots every day, they say, we will hit vegetables with the passion of gluttony.

It is about self-education. You have to control your stomach.Avva Dorofey suggests doing this: first you need to figure out how much food you need to get enough, and then eat a quarter less. When the body gets used to such a portion, gradually transfer to a new mode of reduction, until you learn to eat just as much as you need to sustain life.

fasting and moderation in food

Helping themselves control and fasting, of which there are four in Orthodoxy: the Great, Petrov, Assumption, and Christmas, as well as fasting days - Wednesday and Friday. Usually at this time refrain from meat, dairy, at some time and fish. But the essence of the post is not limited to this.

You can cook yourself a salad with expensive seafood, overeat “lean” sweets and say: I will fast.

Fasting is precisely what serves to man to curb his flesh: eat moderately and simply. Then he will not be burdened by prodigal thoughts; prayer will go easier.

But if a person just peers at the composition of the products, is constantly irritated, walks with “lean” mug and thinks of himself as a great righteous person, then there is no point. On the contrary - it will only aggravate the problem.

Another effective method of dealing with the sin of gluttony is humility.

You are constantly humble yourself, including the understanding that without the help of God it is difficult for you to cope with this ailment. In another case, there is a danger, along with supposedly getting rid of overeating, a noticeable weight loss to get a star of pride in the forehead. And it will be even harder to fight.


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  • The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach

    The sin of gluttony - the worship of his own stomach