Dear Friends of the Wordspinner’s Place,
Every time I see a headline about America’s over-weight populace, I immediately reflect on the true meaning of “Our Daily Bread”.
In prayer we ask God to “Give us this day our daily bread” and again, when prayers are said at mealtimes, we thank God for the food on our table which we received “from His Bounty”.
I can’t help but think that we pray amiss; asking without any thought about the responsibility that goes along with the plentiful supply of food in America. Moderation, has plainly given way to gluttony (defined as piggishness).
The “business” of food is the biggest culprit. Feasting is presented in advertisements as a “family” thing; as American as a hugh slice of apple pie topped with a piece of cheese or scoop of ice cream. If we overeat or eat too much of the wrong thing, rest assured the Pharmaceutical companies will have a pill for you to correct the condition.
Being overweight is slowly being sold to us as “beautiful” . Overweight actors are being foisted on us by giving them roles as buffoons; something to laugh about.
I’m sure that none of this is new to you. The big question is what we do about it. I suggest that you first stop and appraise your role in the big ‘pigout”. Do you reach for the last serving of food on the table, so it won’t go to waste? Do you take big servings when you first fill your plate? Do you tell yourself that those few extra pounds don’t matter? Are you buying up-size clothes so you can be more comfortable?
Abuse of any of God’s gifts comes with a built-in punishment. As you sow. you reap. Think about this the next time you sit down to eat.
Use moderation in your eating and drinking habits and I promise you that over time you will feel better, look better and be an inspiration to others.
That’s all for now. I thank you all for the constant support here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter and for your wonderful emails. I’m at firstname.lastname@example.org and I welcome your comments.
Ken, The Wordspinner