Someone once said, “Everything I love in life is either, illegal, immoral, or fattening.” That’s the testimony of many of us, until we come to the cross. A new heart helps us deal with wanting to drive over the speed limit, or do anything that is immoral. However, I have to admit, I still have a love for things that fattening, and I don’t think I’m alone. How about popcorn and pecans covered in caramel? What about steaming hot chocolate sauce pudding, with a mountain of ice cream on top of it, then whipped cream on top of that, with a cherry on the top, to top it off? Huh? What about a pile of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts (you may see a pattern here)? I could go on about pastries and pies, cake and cookies, but I will spare you. So, why is it that so many of life’s wonderfully delicious pleasures for which we have such an appreciation, have negative repercussions? Perhaps it’s just another part of living in a fallen creation. Picnics have flies, ants and mosquitoes. Dreams have nightmares. Babies have colic, seas have sharks, roses have thorns, life has death, and chocolate has calories. Not long to go--“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). Eternal salivation indeed.