The AP carried a very sad Spring break story.  One person died and several others got sick after a tequila-drinking competition in Santo Domingo.  The man who died was the winner of the contest.  Ricardo Ivan Garcia drank more than 50 shots of tequila to win the prize worth $330.  Was it worth his life as well?  Medical experts said the man died of heart failure brought on by alcohol poisoning.  Temperance is not a matter of God demanding of us a joyless life.  Temperance is a guard upon our health and true happiness.

 

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.