Narrow way

Jesus tells us “Enter through the narrow gate. The gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and many go through it. The gate is narrow and the road is difficult that leads to life, and few find it.” (MT 7:13-14)

It isn’t easy to switch from drinking sodas to water.  It isn’t easy to switch from all meat to mostly vegetables.  It isn’t easy to go from fried food to steamed.  But it is worth it.  Food does indeed taste better when it isn’t salty, deep fried mush, but takes about a week for your taste buds to relearn this. Meanwhile, it is easy to give up.

It isn’t easy to start exercising.  It isn’t easy to keep doing it either. But it is worth it.  The payoff is better energy, better rest, and better strength.  The payoff is a stronger heart and increased resistance to disease.

If we are concerned about changes in health insurance, then we need to do what we can to improve our health so that we don’t need it. We have to stop thinking that doctors have all the answers.  We have to stop thinking that we can do whatever we want and then just take a pill or have surgery to counter our mistakes.

You know how Jesus said “Go forth and don’t sin again”?  Consider that with health.  There, the “sin” is continuing to eat whatever we want and refusing to exercise and then thinking we will be rescued by modern medicine.  It is far better to not need to be rescued at all.  There is no special diet.  There is only what Michael Pollan suggests in his book “Food Rules”.   He summed up the entire book with these words.  “Eat food.  Not too much.  Mostly plants.”


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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