I’ve been having this idea that what if all pastors and priests took on the same challenge that pastor Rick Warren made upon himself which was to realize that we must take care of the WHOLE body when we are living for Christ. We can’t just feed the soul…we must tend to our physical health so we can be the disciples Christ asks of us. After all that is how the DANIEL PLAN was born by Pastor Rick Warren.
So I’ve been thinking what if many of us went to our pastors our priests and encouraged them to bring in the DANIEL PLAN for their parish to help their flock see and experience the wholeness of health: mind body and soul. What if they offered even occasional workshops by health coaches or functional doctors showing them the connection of eating how God designed us.
What if these professionals, advocates, or someone willing to cheer for them to talk with the pastor or priest to explain how this is a fabulous way to build up His Kingdom!
What if it was as simple as a solicitation letter sent out to all parishes stating these individuals would be more than willing to help provide a 2 hour informational session on how to care for your health with God as your focus. Or a 4 week series to get on the road of health. Or even to help the parish committees to see how swapping the donuts with fruits veggies and ham is a much better choice for the Sunday fellowship and it doesn’t have to cost much more.
I am fortunate enough to be part of a group of LIKED MINDED individuals. This amazing group actually comprises of professionals who have dedicated their lives in careers/fields that are about helping others with WHOLE health….I think most of them see it more as a calling…a gift….to help others rather than a career choice or path.
I was inspired to write a letter for our area to do exactly what I said above. Tomorrow I will share with you the letter…..maybe it will inspire you to share it with your pastor. Or workplace….or even family…friends…..etc.
Do with the letter whatever you wish to do with it! Change it!! Use it as a spring board to create change in ALL ASPECTS OF HEALTH: MIND, BODY, SOUL, AND SPIRIT!!!!!
Blessings and hugs dear readers….family….friends….