Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (Colossians 3:5)
For Christians it is easy not to bow down before another idol but apparently even things like food can become our idols if we enjoy them more than God… So when does idolatry like this exactly become grievous matter? My Confessor told me that it links in with acedia, it would become mortal when we reject the happiness that comes from God completely but it is venial when do not intend to reject it completely but just ‘‘for some time’’ though he added: but acedia is rarely a venial sin.
So it is not wrong to enjoy something as ‘‘God richly provides us with things to enjoy’’ (1 Timothy 6:17) but when would this kind of idolatry become grievous matter? Or is any form of idolatry always grievous matter?