Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Joy Translation

Translated from Matthew 6: 25 and following to words applicable to my E.D. recovery

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you weigh. Is not health more important than appearance, and life more important than fat? Look at the birds of the air, they do not binge or purge or starve themselves, and yet they are loved and accepted. Don’t you have more to offer the world than they? Who of you by trying so hard can make life any better?
And why do you worry about being perfect? See how the lilies of the field grow. They are not perfect. Yet I tell you than not even the celebrities you admire were not as wonderful as one of these. If that is how God made the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow mowed down, will God not make you more naturally wonderful? So do not worry saying, “What should I eat?” or “How should I exercise?” or “How will I make the grade?”. For the unhappy run after all of these things, but seek first a trusting relationship with God, and the answers will be given to you in time.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will handle itself. Today has enough battles to fight on its own.”