Truth is the whole world is marketed products that are sold as food but they really are not food at all. And the vast majority of the consumers buy the lie.
Now before you think I am down on all of those ignorant folks who are wrecking their lives with poor nutrition, let me assure you...I am not down on them. I am DOWN ON MYSELF!!
It seems that in my perfectionistic way of doing things most of my life, I will tend to judge those "other" folks. The thought goes something like this..."I've been able to overcome in this area of my life, what in the heck is his/her problem. It's as plain as the nose on their face! Can't they SEE what their doing is harmful?"
And even if I don't SAY it, my actions will show it. Do any of you know what I mean, here? Let me put it to you this way, I am a believer in THE BIBLE and hold it to be the true words my Father in Heaven, my creator. There's a statement contained there that expresses this thought, "You will become like that which you judge."
And I must say that it IS true! Every time I notice myself looking at my husband in judgement for the food he chooses, I will begin to crave equally unhealthy stuff. And sometimes not just one craving, but a week of cravings and non-nutritious food choices. I then am not only disgusted with him but also with myself. I fall in the same ditch he's in.
Where does that attitude come from? It is from SELF-RIGHTEOUS PRIDE. Really, the thing I criticize is the very thing I am guilty of.
What should my position be? To live my life in health, love, and support extending grace and patience with whomever I hope to see changed. Will badgering and criticizing EVER produce results. NO, NEVER!! It only produces negative results in the one we criticize and in ourselves...you become like what you judge, remember?
Our lives are to be "lived out loud" for others to be encouraged and blessed by. I couldn't share this with you if I weren't on the same journey. It blesses me just to be able to confess even my own weakness to you. I want to operate in a different spirit that of self-righteousness. I want a heart of love towards my family, friends, and others.
I can preach THE FEAST from Uri International all day long, and tell of the wonders it contains. I can go on for hours about the eminent dangers now in our food supply. I can harp on remedies for this and cures for that. But if I don't have love...I am nothing.