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Coming Back for More
Addiction is a powerful and dangerous force in our world. Unfortunately, many corporations who know this don’t always have our best interests at heart.
Not only does our culture suffer from the obvious addictions like drugs, alcohol, and pornography, but also the seemingly ‘less harmful’ things like social media and sugary foods.
These ‘products’ are created and developed to keep us coming back for more. It’s not underplaying the seriousness of the issue when we use the expression ‘enslaved by addiction.’
It’s also not a coincidence that popular culture tries to push the idea that it is under the yoke of religion that people are enslaved...because the highly-touted pillars of secular society like social media ‘aren’t that bad’ (sense the irony here?).
But, it is in faith where we discover the truth about ourselves and our purpose. It is only in this context that we experience true freedom — the freedom to be who we were created to be.
And, in the pursuit of discovering the person “who we were created to be,” our ‘addictions’ should not be to the things that leave us empty, but to the things that fulfill us — faith, the Sacraments, and the Eucharist are just a few.
When we experience this kind of fullness, let’s pray for the desire to always come back for more.