Is It Okay to Be a Foodie?

Food cannot be reduced to merely fuel, but we also can’t worship it. What’s the balance?

Food is one of the gifts the Lord has given us in this life, and is meant to be pleasurable and enjoyable. Relationships are often cultivated around food, and it’s become a focal point in our society—not just for our bodily necessity of it, but for the joy it brings as well. But as we know, there are so many around us who don’t have the luxury of eating their favorite meals, and often don’t even know if they’ll have food to eat before they go to bed tonight

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary explains how we can have an appropriate relationship with food while still recognizing our brothers and sisters who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.