Detachment doesn’t mean denying the good that is in the material world. Rather, it means viewing temporal goods as temporal, gifts from God meant to lead us to Him. Unlike some religions, where the physical world is seen as evil, Christianity does not teach asceticism for its own sake. We give up our desires for things in order to make room in our hearts for God. Detachment is a means, not an end.
And this is an important line for us chocolate lovers!
If you have a love for chocolate, you don’t have to pretend—let alone really think–that it tastes bad, in order to be a saint.
The Christian Faith does not require us to despise the many good things God gives us in this life, but rather to love Him above all things for His own sake, with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
HT: Nicole DeMille
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