With Thanksgiving day fast approaching, I felt that I should reflect with some insight on a famous section of the Bible.
One should never question the divine wisdom of the Lord. When He gave that sermon on the Mount he knew exactly what he was doing – and it goes deeper than many realize. First, notice that he gave it on a hilltop (the “mount” ). He knew that by climbing up to meet him his followers would get a good workout in preparation for the great feast after the sermon. Second, notice what he fed his disciples – fish and bread. Fish is just about the healthiest food that you can eat, and the bread that he served was all “stone milled” and not the highly processed variety of today. You just KNOW that gluttony was also out of the question. 🙂
Of course you may have also noticed that he did not start out with “only a few cups of wine” With his remarkable powers of magnification The Lord obviously didn’t want it to turn into the “Bash on the mount”.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime – and he won’t have heart disease, diabetes, stroke or severe arthritis either!”
On a serious note: That big humongous feast is rapidly approaching, so should you heed all of this great advice from the experts and try to find healthy ways to “limit the damage” to your diet on that special day? I say – heck no! Why not try this approach instead. Look forward to that grand repast with relish and excitement. In the days leading up to it eat responsibly. Watch your new diet to a “T” and then when the day arrives – reward yourself heartily. Remember that cheerful indulgence is part of the grand scheme of things and an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. And this use of the effort/reward system will give you concrete results in the long run.
For more dietary advice you can check out this earlier post. HERE.