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  1. My experience with life in my seventies, my experience with shattered ankles, my experience with pain, has convinced me that I can only do what I can do. My calling is in ministries serving others. Occasionally I do end up serving myself, usually in a restaurant setting. To eat is to live and to live is to eat. My body is a temple, albeit a fairly large one. However, this body I now possess has carried me across the United States, the Carolinas, and a large chunk of the South by bicycle. That same body has won orienteering championships, run over 50 marathons, and made me proud along the way. It has been a wonderful vehicle for learning to pilot airplanes and helicopters. It has allowed me to race both motorcycles and cars and in the main, has, I feel, honored its creator. Roads less traveled can be wonderful!

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    • Mark, I think you comment nailed it, and I hope that my point was made that life circumstances have a great deal to do with our outward appearance. I didn’t balloon to my heaviest weight simply because of my love for food … and I do love food. My drastically increased body weight led to Type II diabetes, that then led to neuropathy in both feet which will never go away even with weight loss. I experienced a host of other health issues and at the end of the day it’s all related PTSD. That’s not an excuse so much as it’s a reality.

      My point again, which I hope came thru in the video, is that being overweight is not the sin that some would have us believe. While our bodies are temples to our creator, our modern day idea of what that looks like is not found in the Bible. No where does it say men need six pack abs, or women need to look like tall thin super models. Being a temple to God is a mindset, it’s a way of life and as you said it’s our servanthood to others.

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