Conquer false appetite through prayer

Everyone has impulses. An individual's longings register his or her state of mental and moral maturity. Appetite, however, is a more intense, and usually physical, yearning. Strong human propensity of every kind needs the rein of discipline; it must be held in check by wisdom and self-control.

Harmful appetite is not normal, since the real man's only attraction is to good. Material belief inverts the natural longing for godliness. If mortals are not alert, material belief entices them deeper and deeper into the whirlpool of sensualism.

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