Sunday, June 28, 2009

Light Bulb Moment at Church Today

I'm a Christian. Today at church my pastor taught on this verse: Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day (Colossians 2:16). Even though I’ve likely read that dozens of times it was finally an illuminating moment for me. What I eat or drink isn’t anyone else’s concern and I should not put up with letting anyone else judging me on it, in or out of the church.

Since there isn’t a BMI chart in the Bible I’m also taking it as my size isn’t anyone else’s beeswax either.


revintraining said...

Hi, I came by here via Shapely Prose. :)

I just wanted to say how much I love this. I'm a Christian, and have long pondered how FA and Christianity work together.

And I'm so very glad the Bible does not have a BMI chart. :)

Rachel said...

I am Buddhist, but I grew up in a Christian church so I'm familiar with its teachings. I don't remember this particular verse, though, and it's interesting in light of the ways in which religion and weight are now being exploited by faith-based dietmongers. Thanks for the observation :)