“But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.”
(1 Corinthians 15:20)
The Easter themes of dying to our old self and rising to new life are a great time to focus on the stewardship of the health of our whole body and wellness. If you’re like many people, by this point of the year, most of our New Year’s resolutions have been long forgotten — so why not use this season to remind ourselves that the first gift we have been given is our bodies and that we are called to care for them so that we might care for others?
This Easter season, make a plan to take a prayer walk around the church’s neighborhood as both an evangelistic and healthy spiritual practice, sit in the warmth of a sunbeam while you pray and continue listening to the voice of God, or consider incorporating a Meatless Monday into your healthy eating to care not only for your body, but also for this Earthly home.
Did you know….
Livestock production creates more greenhouse gases than all the cars, trucks, planes, and trains in the world? Or that skipping even a half serving of meat every day and replacing it with a plant protein like beans can decrease your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes?
Make a big difference for your health and the health of our planet by reducing your meat consumption. Replacing meat with plant-based choices for just one meal can offer numerous health benefits and help you take action against climate change by reducing your carbon footprint and helping you conserve precious environmental resources.