Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Missive: Dear Body

Dear Body,

I have not been a good friend. I have used you without giving sufficiently to you in return.

I have been active. But, I am exhausted. I jumped in too quickly. I did too much when I was weak. I thought doing more and more would strengthen me.

I feel inadequate.

I want more from you. I am unhappy with different parts and how they perform. I have looked at you in disgust. I have complained.

I tended to your needs. I jumped at opportunities. I always left feeling that the experience could be better.

Please forgive me for being covetous.

I will invest in you.

I will not throw in the towel. Don’t give out on me.



Reread the letter. I wrote it to the church- the "Body of Christ."

This morning during my workout, I drew a parallel between my body and the church. I've been thinking about the way I view church- both my positive and negative reactions. I've been thinking about how my giving. I give but not always in the right ways and not always adequately. It's a matter of the heart. I'm working on it.


Nadia said...

It is so important to be good to your body! I am a firm believer in that. If you are good to your body, your body will be good to you. I think that is something that we often forget as human beings. We only have one body, and we have to take care of it.

Foursons said...

We have all been in this position (some longer than others *cough cough*). I hear ya on this though. It is a daily battle with me.

Pam said...

So good, Jane Anne -- from both perspectives. Convicting in a good way for me. Thank you!