Fr. Leo Patalinghug with Grace Before Meals isn’t a fan of the popular diet craze, and that’s because he finds people are more faithful to their “Nazi-esque food religions” than they are to their own spiritual disciplines.
We are soul and body. Do you care more for your body than your soul?
Catholics, says Fr. Leo, shouldn’t be “puritans” when in comes to food. A more wholesome Catholic approach to food and drink, he explains, is to practice better discipline; that is, don’t subject yourself to the food you eat, but be your own master instead.
Key to obtaining a proper balanced perspective on food and drink is to ask ourselves the deeper questions that underlie our food issues: “What am I hungering for? Where do I go to be fed? By whose hand am I fed?”
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