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  • Writer's pictureDamon Davis

Shave The Fat

Updated: Feb 18, 2019

Before I began writing this I sat for a few minutes to contemplate ways to wrap a strip or two of bacon around this blog. That might sound crazy, but I’m always looking for ways to get better and we all know bacon makes everything better! There are few things we can say that about. Bacon is almost in a class of its own.

Bacon makes everything taste better. Burgers taste better with bacon. I’ve seen bakeries put bacon on their donuts. I recently had bacon wrapped shrimp which took my love for shrimp to a HNL (Hole Notha Level). Bacon is the man! Not to go overboard, but I would eat bacon everyday; well maybe not everyday, but several days a week if I didn’t have arteries. Arteries are literally the only thing getting in between me and my bacon bonanza!

In fact, my physical health is pretty much the main reason I don’t over indulge in 90% of the fatty foods that I love, oh so much. Even more, the only reason I even take the time to consider eating fruits and vegetables over burgers and fries is because of my health. I’ve never experienced it, but I believe what the Surgeon General has to say about fatty foods and its relationship to cardiac arrest.

So on second thought, maybe it’s not a good idea for me to bacon wrap this blog, even though it seems to be a lot of that going around. It is becoming commonplace to see a lot of bacon wrapped TV shows, News Reports, and Facebook post. I’ve seen far too much digital fat meat. It’s everywhere! You’ll be hard pressed to go anywhere in this “Modern Day” society and not be bombarded with news updates that overload you with problems, concerns, and desires that leave you sluggish and disoriented. Like I said, it's fat meat, double bacon, ham hocks, etc! And though it may be good to the taste, it clogs the arteries.

Jesus made a remark in Luke 21:36. He says “But be on guard, so that your hearts are not weighed down (overcharged) and depressed with the giddiness of debauchery and the nausea of self-indulgence and the worldly worries of life, and then that day [when the Messiah returns] will not come on you suddenly like a trap;”.

He was well aware of the distractions we would face that would keep us preoccupied with matters that hinder good spiritual heart health. Maybe you haven’t noticed, but people are getting sick and maybe in some cases people are just getting sicker! The culprit is the steady spiritual bacon diet culture that society has committed to serving us.

There are only so many minutes in our days that we can fill with news stories about mass shootings, decapitations, and rioting before the heart and mind get a bit weary and check out. There is only so much Empire, Bachelorette, and Basketball Wives we can watch before our attention goes from God, life, and purpose to purses, parties, and hot tubs. I have news for you: Family Guy is not a family guy. He doesn’t inspire me to be a better father, which is really the type of things we need more of in this world, better fathers! We need better compassion for humanity! Better solutions to personal, racial, and institutional conflict. Better plans for our eternal lives. Not better Twerk Teams! Although, I’m confident some are convinced otherwise.

Notice Jesus said, “Watch It!” unless the day comes in which your bacon diet sneaks up on you and...BANG! Surprise! Surprise! Not surprisingly, His warning sounds eerily similar to the warning we have given to Uncle Herb whose swears bacon is a side dish and should always be accompanied by french fries and barbecue sauce. Be careful Uncle Herb! Or else, one day out of nowhere you could get arrested...cardiac arrested.

We should be just as concerned with our digital bacon as we are with pork bacon. Nevertheless, if you or Uncle Herb don’t want to listen and your diets are too satisfying to change then what can I really say other than...Bon Appetit!

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