Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. We will be posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page will have the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find past Book Club entries.
This week will take a look at “Eating Well Week 3: Enough” from the free “Eating Well” NC Council of Churches Food Curriculum.
Excerpted from the curriculum (Leader’s Notes, Focus Statement and Scripture):
For many people, eating can be an emotional activity (I wrote about my personal experience of emotional eating during Thanksgiving of last year). Some people eat when they are sad, some avoid eating to have a feeling of control, and others cook and eat foods that remind them of their family or their heritage.
Our bodies are a gift from God. We don’t want to misuse that gift by consuming more food than our bodies need. God provides enough.
Scripture: (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) NIV
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Please read the “Eating Well Week 3: Enough” of the “Eating Well” NC Council of Churches Curriculum.
Discussion Prompts from the curriculum (feel free to create your own prompts or to respond to one or more of these):
1) In what ways do we abuse our bodies –temples of the Holy Spirit –when we indulge in too much food?
2) How well do you treat your temple?
— Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
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