The time is always ripe to do right. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]
A healthy body cultivates a healthy mind. The Church needs to be revitalized and nourished to carry out individual vocations for the Lord. In its most basic context, Theology of the Body explains that the spiritual is displayed via the physical realm. By the sheer act of entering into flesh, God revealed that we might display His goodness and love through our own body. He also communicated that the body is substantially united to the soul.
My body, by Christ's example, becomes the instrument to the soul. Every action of my soul is done through the body. I can reveal the following truths:
- The body is beautiful. It should be respected and nourished as such.
- The body is not the most beautiful entity unto itself, it is beautiful in its revealing of greater truths of the soul.
- Catholicism unites what the world divides.
Our health greatly impacts our ability to make good choices and displays a prerogative to make prudent decisions. There is always power in the moment. I myself struggle with self-control. Therefore, my "deciding moments" to make healthy choices exist in the grocery store, as I shop for what actually enters my pantry and my home. I encourage you all "to do right" in this context and have a great tool to help! Introducing my T+T Pantry Essentials Guide to aid you on your future trips to the store (simply click on the title for download...pssst, it's free!).
Be kind to yourself. Make choices that honor you body physically, because they are so deeply connected with the soul. Allow Christ's spirit of goodness to enter your bodily spirit and communicate the Lord's light to our world.