Good Lord, we talk about a lot of things. We have opinions and commentary for days when it comes to just about anyone and anything under the sun… that is OTHER than the very person and the very things that we have some personal control over. I am not just talking about our individual selves but the most simple and basic actions that might prove we actually believe what we say like “I love myself” and “My body is a holy temple.” Have we forgotten that it is our actions not our words that prove or disprove what we actually believe?
Funny, how we like to rant and rave about entitlement, cancel culture, people taking advantage of the system and “socialism” but we have failed to realize how most Americans feel completely entitled to have diet-related disease and sickness, and expect that the 2 trillion in annual cost be shared by all.
Have many of the 88% of Americans say they believe in pro-life but have no problem destroying their very own bodies everyday by acts of omission and commission- in regards to what they do and do not eat. Remember, the top killers in America are diet-related disease and sickness. Surely, we know by now that we cannot eat whatever we feel like and expect not to have diet-related disease and sickness.
I doubt you would ever hear a dietitian or the diet and fitness industry tell you that the way you eat is either a curse or blessing, and we are participating in either cursing or blessing our spirits, hearts, minds, bodies and relationships by either giving ourselves junk or by giving ourselves food that our bodies need to prevent, fight and reverse diet-related disease and sickness. Furthermore this is not just an individual issue, because what we give or withhold from ourselves both determines and reflects whether our health will be a blessing or curse to both creation and it’s creatures, including our neighbors.
It is obvious that we have a problem with a lot of things but it seems that we have no problem filling our bodies with foods that kill them. Our diet-related disease, diet and fitness industry, medical industry and our health and wellness industry are built and sustained by failure to love ourselves well. It is this lack of love that produces gluttony, entitlement and a consumer lifestyle void of peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. No, we don’t treat ourselves like the most precious gift that we have been given. No, we don’t treat our bodies like holy temples.
It’s beyond silly to talk about who is right and who is wrong, and what’s right and what is wrong when we have all participated in lifting up an “economy” that promotes and at every level helps produce diet-related disease and sickness that now affects 88% of Americans.
Consequently, it is this deadly economy that we gladly bow down to as entitled consumers that has not only made us most susceptible to dying from the Coronavirus, but shortened life expectancy, costs us trillions each year, produced a national security issue, enables companies to make trillions in profits off disease producing products.
Who among us has not freely chosen to participate in an economy that has allowed our communities to be filled with businesses that do nothing but sell products that contribute to diet-related disease and sickness, sabotages our children’s health and future, provides the lowest paid jobs to maximize trillions in profits, has pretty much decimated agriculture and local food systems, has filled our homes, schools, businesses and communities with cheap, convenient and addictive junk and appears that it will “not only bankrupt health systems, but to also put a brake on the global economy” in the next 10 years
It seems like the one thing that we have the power to change is our individual health but that would REQUIRE us to look at ourselves, quit blaming others, start asking some real questions and search for The Truth to remember who we are and how we are naturally designed to be healthy, holy, whole and human.