Over and over, I hear good Catholics who say that not eating meat on Fridays is too easy, and therefore, they feel they should pick something different.
If on Fridays you substitute shrimp and lobster for spaghetti and meatballs, I almost might agree. Consider eating like a poor person and have a bowl of plain rice.
For those of us seeking a good retort to those who don’t want to follow the Church’s law on abstaining from meat on Fridays, I offer the following:
But Samuel said, “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obedience to the Lord’s command? Obedience is better than sacrifice, to listen, better than the fat of rams.” 1Samuel 15:22
Obedience is better, because obedience, for most of us, is harder.