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:
5 thoughts on “How much should a Christian weigh?”
Hi Paul! Wow, what encouraging and kind words! I am just so humbled that you would a) take the time to read my blog and then b) share it! I am so grateful. Thank you. You speak so much truth – labels do nothing but put up division, when the truth is, we ALL have different things we’re working on, we’re all in need of love, all DESERVING of love, but most importantly we’re all God’s precious children who ARE loved. ☺️ thanks again for sharing my blog. Hugs to you!
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bbb – you are very special. Not in this way or that way, not because you love Jesus, not because of anything in particular – but EVERYTHING in particular. I feel as though my Lord has brought me to you – and I am engrossed in the love you write in your posts. I am learning – learning so much – about human beings who feel guilt and shame – about family and how love is never deleted, merely diluted sometimes. I feel privileged to have been connected with your heart for no reason in particular – and everything I have yet to understand.
And yet your words – they make me feel important! And then I bumped into a later post of your blog: 5000+ followers! And here you are talking to me and making me feel special – making me feel I matter!
That is special! Thank you – for now. Because your words are still changing me. 🙂
Paul, your words have absolutely touched my heart. Thank you. Thank YOU for making ME feel special! Seriously. The fact that you go out of your way to express such kind and wonderful words, absolutely makes my day. So thank you friend:) it brings me so much joy to know that my posts strike a chord with you. Hugs and love xox
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Dear bbb, tomorrow morning (7.30am UK time) I would like to do something similar on my own blog. Once again it will link to your “Read This First” page. And it will be different to this post – with a similar theme – but different words in the post.
Your words are changing me. Thank you 🙂
Awesome. I can’t wait to check it out❤️❤️❤️
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