Monday, August 18, 2014

Moderation, Extreme Moderation

The motto of my home state of GA is, "Wisdom Justice Moderation".  Not bad advice.

Of late I have read a lot of info suggesting that the Bishop motto may be misguided.  The Bishop motto, is,
"If it's worth doing, it's worth over-doing."

There is now a new ailment called "orthorexia nervosa", which a disorder of those who become obsessive about eating "properly".  I know folks who are a bit overboard about their eating, about their workout regimen, about their work ethic, about their clothes, make-up, or lawns.

That is, even quite good things can be over-done, and when this happens the outcome is seldom good.  Running too much is BAD for your health as is resting too much.  Eating too much is bad, eating too little leads to malnutrition.

So, we may conclude, "moderation in all things".  Not so fast.

Emerson said, “Moderation in all things, especially moderation.”

We would do well to be immoderate in our commitment to the G^d of the Universe, who immoderately gave His Son for our sins.

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