My daughter recently asked me why she couldn’t have something she wanted. Her reasoning was that she liked it, therefore, she should be able to have it. I told her that just because you like something doesn’t mean it’s good for you.
And that reminded me of old episodes of Star Trek that I saw as a kid. They had, on their ships, technology that could materialize any food for you just by asking for it. On the face of it, that technology seems like it would be an indisputable good.
But, as we all know, there is good nutrition and bad nutrition and many of us, if we have unlimited access to bad nutrition, won’t be able to resist that temptation and this would be the danger in this kind of technology.
Question for thought:
- What are you fasting from this lent? Why did you choose that?