The Big Cookie

There are things in life that are just too good to be true.

There are things in life that are so outrageously insane, they should be outlawed.

Today, I consumed something that was outrageously insane…too good to be true…and it should definitely never happen again.

This morning, I went to the office to get some work done. However, there is no electricity at the church…which makes it hard to do research and print off articles and the like.

So, I decided to venture off to Concannon’s. I have a gift card, so I thought I’d just make the best of the situation and enjoy a sugary treat with a nice cup of coffee.

And, that’s when it all happened.

Concannon’s has this ridiculously crazy cookie that I have been eying for months. It’s two M&M cookies with butter creme icing in-between. Then it is dipped in white chocolate and has dark chocolate drizzled all over. It’s a big cookie. And…I…ate…the…whole…thing!

I just couldn’t help myself. The whole time, I knew what I was doing was wrong. This is the epitome of gluttony. This is a great example of self-indulgence and a lack of self-control. This cookie should only be consumed by a large group of people. As I ate, I could feel my pulse rate raise. I could feel my face begin to tingle due to the enormous amount of sugar being consumed. I felt like I was either going to explode with energy or I would fall into a diabetic coma (I’m not diabetic).

I had longed to consume this cookie for some time. And, it was everything I thought it could be…and then some. But, in the end, I feel dirty, disgusting, and ashamed. Isn’t that usually how we feel any time we indulge in something we know is not good for us? ¬†How could I let myself succumb to such a guilty pleasure?

I now know that Concannon’s is a dangerous place to work. I need to have the support of an accountability partner when I enter any Concannon’s establishment. Maybe I will start a support group for those who just cannot control themselves when surrounded by amazing pastries and desserts.

“You’re hopeless, you religion scholars and Pharisees! Frauds! You burnish the surface of your cups and bowls so they sparkle in the sun, while the insides are maggoty with your greed and gluttony. Stupid Pharisee! Scour the insides, and then the gleaming surface will mean something.”

(Matthew 23:25-26, The Message)