We got some cash from the family who was going to feed us and couldn't because they were sick, so we went out and got some really good burritos. And then we went to our 6:30 appointment, who also wanted to feed us--how could we say no to authentic Chinese food? So here I am, big as a beach ball, trying to figure out how to connect my bulging belly to a principle of Christ's gospel. ...And, as a nifty bonus, try to justify my overindulgence.
One of my favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon is 2 Nephi 9 because it covers a wide variety of topics. Toward the end, the prophet Jacob teaches us an important lesson about what's really important:
Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy...and come unto the Holy One of Israel, and feast upon that which perisheth not, neither can be corrupted, and let your soul delight in fatness.I really like his counsel there because there's so much stuff always in front of us. Some of it is worthwhile and spiritually nutritious (spending time with family, education, exercise, wholesome recreation, etc.) and some is not. Some of it will bring lasting happiness and some will not. We only have so long in this life, and then it will be over. When that day comes, will we have spent our time nibbling at the feast of life? Will we have chosen the metaphorical Fruity Pebbles over the steaks and salads? Will our souls be skin and bones or will they be bursting at the seams because we've nourished and fed them?
What are you waiting for? Chow down!
|I'm on the 2 Nephi 9:51 diet!|