We Are Far Too Easily Pleased...

I am having this crazy, unquenchable craving for candy lately. Surprisingly (or not) this craving is not lessening the more that I indulge; in fact, it's only growing. I was thinking today (as I sat there feeling miserable from all of the gummy bears and jelly beans that I consumed) that I am uncomfortably full; but not satisfied. I'm not satisfied at all. And it seems that the more that I give into this desire, it only grows.

 As I was sitting there feeling disgustingly full I started thinking, "I think life is like this." We are disgustingly full and craving from all that we are consuming, yet we are remarkably unsatisfied.

Today I filled myself with gummies and candy and denied myself what was good for me because I wanted to. I wanted what tasted good but had no positive lasting effects on my body and only brings about feelings that left me hungry and tired and craving for more. Yet I still did it, and I loved every minute of it, regardless of how it would leave me feeling.

CS Lewis talks about this idea of choosing lesser things in his sermon, The Weight of Glory. In this he says... "It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."

We are far too easily pleased...

I wonder how often I walk through life feeling full, but unsatisfied. Maybe I don't even recognize how unsatisfied I am because I am so busy trying to keep myself full.

Somehow gummies and jellybeans turned into a life lesson for me today. I don't want to walk through life feeling full, but unsatisfied. However for anything to change, I will have to deny myself lesser things and choose instead what will ultimately fulfill me in the end.

Yet here I am.
Totally unsatisfied yet longing for more.

 We are far too easily pleased...


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