Thursday, March 6, 2014
When I think of a temple, I think of a place that is to be treated with respect, a place where if I wanted to eat a piece of cake, I am sure that I would hide the fact that I was eating the cake, or I just might wait until I got outside. Temples are to be respected!!!
Well, I also see our bodies as temples; they are places that should be respected....
If we are lucky, many of us were born with a perfect temple; everything was working the way it was suppose to at birth. However, I know that this is not just luck, but really a blessing from God, and a GREAT blessing at that.
However, I have heard people talk about and have also observed people who do not drink water, eats lots of junk food on a regular, drink a lot more alcohol than they should, do not believe in working out ever, are constantly on the go and not giving their bodies time to rest, are stressed out about everything on a consistent basis, and they are basically wearing their temples out... and our bodily temple, just like a holy temple, will wear down after years and years of abuse. Yes, I said abuse, because that is exactly what many of us are doing to our bodies.
And, the thing about abusing our bodies is that the results are the same whether a person is rich or poor. Money nor degrees does not make a body immune to the effects of bad treatment. Eating junk food, not drinking water, not exercising has the same effect on the rich person's body as it does on the poor person's body. The side effects of poor treatment of the body do not discriminate.
I know that there are people who are being fed intravenously and people who have found themselves unable to walk for whatever reason, who would do anything to be able to drink a cold glass of water or to go for a walk, bike ride, jog etc. Yet, there are those of us who boast about the horrible things that we eat and drink and also boast about not working out...Oh, the poor temple!
My people, I've been feeling really sad when I see people lined up at food trucks for lunch or sitting in a McDonald's line, because I wonder if the people even know or even care about the damage that they are doing to their bodies...
Now, I don't want to sound self-righteous, because I have consumed more alcohol than I should, eaten lots of fast food in my time, and have also eaten more than my share of processed food, but once I learned better, I started to do better, and I ain't never going back because I love MY TEMPLE that God made perfect. Also, trust me when I say that working to keep our TEMPLES sacred, feels so good; it's a natural boost to a person's life.....
Sometimes, we are knowingly or unknowingly doing things that are causing us harm: not drinking water, eating to much fast food, not resting, stressing, but we are still held accountable even for things that we do not know, and that's the unfortunate part of all of this.
BUT, My People, it's never to late to start Honoring THE TEMPLE!