On my facebook there is a piece of flair that says, "Come to the dark side, we have cookies!" Being that my daughter is a BIG Star Wars fan, she likes to quote that line from time to time, usually with a cookie in her mouth. But as I was thinking about that saying the scripture came to mind - 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Have you ever been on a diet and get caught with a cookie in your mouth? Then someone says, "Hey, aren't you on a diet?" Eating cookies and being on a diet would seem to be a conflict of interest. Have you ever sat down in front of the TV with a glass of milk and "some" cookies? Then later that evening someone shouts from the kitchen, "Where's that new bag of cookies I bought today?" Oops!! The point here? You can have a cookie and not cross over to the dark side? But then again, if you're the person who can't eat just one cookie (that's me) then your probably best friends with Darth Vader (by the way, he says hi.)
What are the cookies in your life that you need to say no to? Anger? Gluttony? Lust? Greed? Don't go to the dark side! Jesus has better cookies!