(Pro 17:1 KJV) Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
We are just a few weeks away from the most festive time of the year. We have Halloween for those who celebrate it. Then we have Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years. It is a time for gathering together. It should be a time of glorious focus on the blessings that God has given and will continue to give. Too often we focus on the wrong things.
We are influenced by the people we are with. That can be good or bad. Family get togethers can be like fingernails on a chalk board or they can be a renewing brew. If they are destructive then you are better off being “sick” this year.
Family and friends mean food. How seductive is the food. It is the one big sin available to Christians. The feast is a part of the fellowship. It can also be a gateway to so much that is wrong in our lives. Gluttony is a sin. Then there are those who eat to distract themselves from other pain. Obesity and the results destroy our bodies. It might be better to stay at home and have some crackers and cheese.
So? So much depends on our attitude and how we interact with our situation. Rejoice in what you have even if it is a thin sandwich in the kitchen by yourself. Invite God to share it with you and the heavens can come down.