1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your
body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from
God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify
God in your body.
We are products of God’s creativity and
love; and therefore, our essence is also one of love. By taking care
of our bodies, we are glorifying our Creator.
It helps to be reminded that although
our bodies certainly mortal and ultimately will decay, we are still
called to take care of them in a way that honors God. One aspect of
this, I think, is mindful eating.
Taking care of our bodies, temples of the
Holy Spirit, by adopting a compassionate plant-based diet is a great
way to glorify our Creator! It not only helps us prevent and reverse
diseases, but also helps alleviate the suffering of God's animals
and restore the environment. It's a win-win situation!
By taking care of our bodies we are
honoring and obeying God. Our choice of diet is an important one
since it affects God's animals, our health and the environment.
We are God's temple! Our Creator
lives in us and what we do in our bodies is part of our worship to
Him/Her. We are called to not only abstain from impurity, but we are
called to glorify God in our bodies. Adopting a balanced plant-based
diet honors God by showing compassion and mercy to God's animals and
helping us stay healthier.