“Food Porn” and the Christian

This morning, as I ate a bowl of my sister’s organic corn pops, a thought crossed my mind to tweet about it. Immediately afterward, the Holy Spirit reminded me of a brother in Christ I have on Facebook who lives in India, who had showed me photos of a devastating flood that only worsened the already impoverished village he and his family lived in. Would they appreciate my photos of lavish dishes, ones they can only gawk over through a computer screen—if that?

And so today I ask you, my brother or sister in Christ reading this, please think twice about posting “food porn” on your social media outlets [also, the word “porn” should never be a positive one in the vocabulary of a Christian].

May we show compassion for our brethren in other parts of the world (and even some here in America) who cannot afford a decent meal, and instead of boasting about what’s on our plate, may the food before us be a reminder to pray for our family in Christ who do not have the same luxuries and give what we can financially to support those in need, or at the very least, bring a few pancakes and a bottled water to the homeless we drive by almost every day.

And that’s today’s food for thought.

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About BetterThanPrinceCharming

Ever since Kindergarten I've dated. From Bobby Well onward, I had over four dozen boyfriends. Fifth grade was my high year: sixteen sweethearts. I went through a few boys every year after that during middle school, and high school was where my dry season hit. Between freshman and senior year I had a consumation of nine boyfriends. I was on a hunt. I'd seen every Disney princess movie, and I was bound and determined to find my prince. Prince Charming wasn't in a far away land, he was in Miami, and I wasn't going to stop until I found him. So I thought. Villains are usually the one's who get in the way of your pursuit for happiness, not Heros, right? Well, in my case, it was both. View all posts by BetterThanPrinceCharming

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