The new KFC "Double Down" sandwich uses two boneless chicken breasts as the bun, covering two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel's Sauce. It's 540 calories, 32 grams of fat, with 10 grams of that saturated fat, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 145 mg of cholesterol, and a whopping 1,380 mg of salt (about 60 percent of a day's recommended supply).
Read more here: http://www.myfox8.com/wghp-story-kfc-bunless-sandwich-100409,0,6881346.story
And yet... while I already know that sandwich is "wrong," there are plenty of other "gross" things that I have eaten and will eat again. For instance, White Castle cheeseburgers aren't the healthiest of foods, and yet I find myself drawn to them when I'm on a road trip. Or how about the absurdity of donuts - pure sugar in a round shape that often has more sugar ladled on top? Not to mention.. well, many other "foods" that shouldn't ever enter my mouth but do.
Have you ever considered how your tolerance level to certain things is both "on" and "off?"
It's been said that your body won't let you eat a whole tub of butter - it literally will shut you down. Another urban legend cites that the average human can't drink an entire gallon of whole milk in an hour. Our bodies have been hardwired to reject the things that don't belong in them.
Even though we often attempt to put those very things right back into our bodies.
So... what if the "other" parts of our lives are the same way? Only we're so used to consuming the junk that we never think twice about what's entering into us?
What if the sense of awfulness we feel after we've hurt someone isn't a sign that we aren't supposed to propagate the hate in this world but judo it with love, forgiveness, and grace? (Even if they "really" deserve it?)
What if our first sense of awkwardness with seeing something sexual isn't to be a sign that we're supposed to flood every component of our entertainment with nudity and hooking up?
What if that first time you tasted an "acquired taste" and spit it out, you weren't supposed to keep it out in the first place?
What if that first time you watch a horror movie and it freaks you out, that's supposed to be a sign that our minds aren't intended to choose to look at evil... so much to the point where it "no longer affects us?"
Keep in mind, I'm well aware that many of us look at that KFC picture and begin to salivate. Our palates, after all, have become warped by living in this world. As I said, it's why I yearn for something as unhealthy as a greasy hamburger or why I grew up drinking soda after soda after soda.
But shouldn't there come a point when we no longer let our stomachs guide us? Be it in this, or any other way? Shouldn't we start paying more attention to what we're are taking in physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and relationally? Not to mention what we put "on the table" for others in our household to have to "digest?"
In case you don't see a problem with this yet, you need to watch these kids acting out "Scarface." (yeah, you read that right - not a school play, but still kids doing it nonetheless)
Maybe it's time we stop feeding our sense of "freedom" and "entitlement" and begin to become offended at things that we've turned into a pillow.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. (1 Corinthians 13:11)
You also say, "Food is meant for our bodies, and our bodies are meant for food." But I tell you that God will destroy them both. We are not supposed to do indecent things with our bodies. We are to use them for the Lord who is in charge of our bodies.(1 Corinthians 6:13, CEV)