Obesity in the Church
Something is not right with this picture.
Could it be that people view taking care of their physical body as less “spiritual” than other activities? Is the body of Christ wounded emotionally? Are we craving food instead of God? Are we ignoring the Holy Spirit’s nudges towards self control? Are pastors bad examples of this problem? Do we, as church goers, overemphasize food when we do celebrations at church? Do we, as Christians, not know what is truly good food to eat?
My best guess is that it is a combination of all of the above and probably other factors as well. What can not be debated is that this is a problem. Clearly it is a problem—just go into any church on Sunday morning and look around!
Since the causes are many, there is not going to be a quick one-size-fits-all fix for this problem. First, people need to admit that they have a problem and need help—that we, as a church, have a problem and need help. Let’s start caring, praying, helping each other, listening closer to the Holy Spirit, getting the inner healing prayer that we need, getting the correct nutritional knowledge that we need and more.
What can you do to be a part of the solution instead of a part of the problem?
Check out some of these other articles on the web on this topic to give you more to think about.