You Are What You Eat
Ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat?” We all know the meaning: eat healthy food, and you’ll have a healthy body!
No matter how healthily we live though, or how careful we are about what we ingest into our bodies, our bodies will die. Our bodies are mortal and finite. We are born, we live, and we die. And there is no escape for anyone, no matter who you are or what you’ve done.
“What’s the point, then? Why bother with life?!” Well, the reason is this: you are more than just a body. You are a body and a soul, both in perfect union with the other. One is not superior or inferior; both are special, and both are yours. Your body, as we said, will die. Your soul, however, will not. It is immortal, and will live forever. Now then, with this knowledge, what kind of health should be forefront in the mind? Keep your body healthy, for sure! But consider the health of your soul as well.
What kind of things effect the health of a soul? Many!
Great soul-workouts include Mass, Adoration, Rosary, Devine Mercy Chaplet, other prayers litanies, novenas, etc. Soul ‘junk-food’ would be things like dirty music, movies, TV, and other media. Input equals output. Dark, rude, course, immoral music will form a mind and soul that is dark, rude, course, and immoral. Flabby food = flabby body? Well then, flabby music (and books, TV, movies, etc…) gives you a flabby mind, heart, and soul.
If your life’s output seems like a mess, maybe check out your input and see if that is the cause.
And as Catholics, we get the added privilege of receiving Jesus Christ’s Body and Blood in the Holy Eucharist! That takes “you are what you eat” to a whole new level!