What is their ideal weight? What sort of lifestyle, what supplements, what super-foods? How much sleep should a Christian take? What is the recommended number of hours? How content should a Christian be? How many hours of prayer – of bible study – of worship – of intercession? What is the goal of being a Christian? How do I know when I have achieved becoming a Christian – the doing bit I mean – not the being saved bit?
A few people pressed Like on my post (on justmebeingcurious) yesterday: “Love – the consequences” – that was kind, thank you. And there were names I did not recognise. So I went and had a look at some (do you ever notice how often He draws you to another – another who has something I need to know, to share, to connect with?).
There was one such another who pressed Like (and if it is not you – it is not you “today”).
(I have read a few of these comments and thought “Oh my!” – only to find they never meant me at all)
And what I found was another journey. A really powerful story. Another walk with another. Another holding hands with another. Another warts and all with another.
Their journey is unique – all journeys are. And their journey has a beginning – all journeys do. And beautybeyondbones asked me to start at the beginning of her journey. So I did. She is right. Every journey should start at the beginning.
Because beautybeyondbones has written a love story.
Almost every journey is when you look for love. And even though the tag is Anorexia – just like every tag or label – it is simply a neat scratch, a tidy box – inside which is a universally misunderstood person.
Yet as I walked the first parts of “anorexia” with bbb – GSHJ whispered that odd question:
How much should a Christian weigh?
And suddenly the label of “anorexia” became universal. It became my mirror – with me looking back – at me. Because even though my tag/label is different – even though my journey is different steps – despite all of that: Love Stories ALWAYS connect.
And maybe because the tag/label “Christian” also hides a “universally misunderstood person”. One that is their own love story. Their own warts and all. And because – maybe – if that tag/label is all that I am – if I am not misunderstood at all … then whose definition of that tag/label have I adopted – and why?
So as beautybeyondbones asks – if you wish to share this journey of love – please begin with bbb at her beginning.
Here it is: