Holy Land Pilgrimage

Temples of the Holy Spirit

February 20, 2019

Good food = good mood. Here on our Holy Land pilgrimage we have come across countless food options. Fish, fish and, oh yeah, fish! Unless you’re vegan, of course; then you just have vegetables and rice. Regardless, food has become an important subject for all of us here. I myself love food. Since coming to Israel, I have tried many different types of foods, fruits and vegetables. So far, my favorite has been Falafel with a side drink of fresh pomegranate juice. It’s the best! Plus, it’s very nutritious. My motto with food so far has been, good food and good company are two of life’s simplest yet greatest pleasures.

Food will always play a major part in our life. Yet as we know, we are more than just our bodies; we are spiritual beings. Our bodies, because they are temples of the Holy Spirit, should be treated with respect and love. By nourishing our bodies with good food, we glorify God for the gift of our bodies. Each time we make a choice to eat healthy, we are honoring God and the body he gave us. Of course, there are times when all you want is a burger with fries followed by chocolate cake. Once in a while a burger doesn’t hurt, but when times get tough we can remind ourselves, “My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and I want to choose the best food so I can nourish my body to spread the Gospel.” Next time we come across a tub of ice cream let’s hope to swap it with some fruit or a pomegranate juice. Not only will this bring changes to our physical life, but to our spiritual life as well. Good food is a blessing from God.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!”

-1 Cor 10:31

Senovio Sarabia, Jr.

Diocese of Joliet

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