Another Diet

December 29th, 2013

Pursue love, and use your ambition to try to get spiritual gifts... (1 Corinthians 14:1a CEB)

Like many people, I am almost always on a diet. I have tried counting calories, gave up meat for a while, ate low carbs, tried the grapefruit diet, and drank diet drinks. I have tried eating what I want while  increasing my exercise in order to lose weight. Still, I look into the mirror and am not happy with what i see. My aim is clear: to be skinny, day after day, I fight the battle. I wonder if I will ever be finished or satisfied with the way I look.

Spiritual journeys are much like diets. Daily, I have to make love my aim and seek the spiritual gifts. I try many different ways to make it happen, to love more deeply and to seek the gifts of God. As with my diet, I need to try every day, and still I have a long way to go until I am satisfied. Maybe I will never be satisfied. Thank heavens we have people in our lives who love us even when our diets don't work. Thank heavens we have a God who loves us even when we haven't reacher our spiritual goals.

God, help us love our bodies and souls as you love us.

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