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What's On Your Plate? 1 Timothy 6:6-19

What's On Your Plate?

There's good food and bad food. Eat good food.

At a Glance

In today's health-conscious society, experts warn us that a lot of the things we eat regularly are harming us. Paul offers the same warning for the spiritual life, where overconsumption of the wrong stuff can lead to a host of problems.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Life Calculator," September 26, 2004, at

What's on your plate these days?

Chances are that your first response to that question had little to do with food and a lot more to do with how full your calendar and "to do" list are. It's amazing how Americans have become so obsessed with food that we even envision our lives as a dinner plate!

What we seem less obsessed with, however, is what we put on our dinner plates in the first place. Despite an epidemic of obesity and numerous warnings that our plates are full of harmful foods, Americans still tend to consume what's bad for them. In fact, our frenetically busy lifestyles might be the...

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