Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Not an End, But a Means

To wrap up the 12-part series done by Mercola on health myths, I wanted to highlight the importance of balance, especially in the arena of health. Not to elevate health too highly, but not to neglect it either. We are not to serve the idol of health, but to use health as a means to serve God! You can only do what you can do -- this is reason. Self-control and discipline are to be held in tension by unity and enjoyment. Let's dwell in the land of peace and love :)

I read a great 2-part series on balancing nutrition and priorities from Passionate Homemaking that I want to share with you:
  • "With the bombardment of choices for us mothers to make in regard to our health and nutrition at the table and in our lifestyle, it is becoming more and more difficult to keep a proper balance between our pursuit of nutrition for the health and wholeness of our family and the reality of what we can truly manage. I have been noticing an increased obsession with health and food in my generation that has been concerning, especially among young mothers. We don’t realize that something is being sacrificed at the idol of health." Read the rest of part 1 here.
  • "Pursue health and wholeness first and foremost through Jesus Christ! I encourage you to make healthy food and lifestyle choices, use whole grains, natural sweeteners, and food as close to the original source as possible, but don’t become enslaved to it. Try not to go to the opposite extreme of abandoning all and making yourself sick, but rather do not worry... Do your best with the resources God has entrusted to you, guard your heart against fear, and enjoy the freedom you have in Christ!" Read the rest of part 2 here.