We know it’s important to stay in shape spiritually. Right? I mean, as Christians we know we’re on this earth temporarily, and eventually, these bodies of ours will age and, over the course of a century, crumble back to dust. But our souls will live on for eternity in heaven if we stay right with God on His path.
Still, some of us get so caught up in the spiritual stuff that we forget: God gave us a body for a reason. Now, not all of us are prime specimens. Maybe we’ve lost some muscle tone, or because of age, life circumstance, or infirmity, lost some of our original physical abilities. (Or maybe, like me, we’re spending too much time with that carton of ice cream binging on Netflix.) Let’s face it: We can’t all look like Captain America—or Captain Marvel.
But every once in a while, my body starts to almost itch with the weight of it all—the pressures, the responsibilities, the never-ending to-do list. Know what I mean?
That’s when I realize it’s time for a break. Not to sound hokey, but that body itch? It’s really my soul crying out, “Help!” I need to schedule-in a getaway, pronto.
Technology gets a bad rap, doesn’t it? It’s blamed for everything from Millennials’ supposed “lack” of social skills to how strangers don’t talk to each other in the grocery store anymore. We’re all glued to our phones and I’ll be the first to say, that’s probably a bad thing.
But sometimes, those same devices can be a really good thing. Staying in touch with family member, navigating to a new place, taking photos of your kids school program and sharing them with the grandparents. You know, all the normal every day things we are able to do with our phones now.
Ever notice how the word “wholesome” isn’t much of a compliment these days? While technically it means having good health and upstanding morals, it’s come to mean unsophisticated, naïve, prudish, goody-goody, and most decidedly “uncool.”
The other superheroes in Avengers: Age of Ultron even teased Captain America for being gentlemanly, compassionate and not using swear words (in other words: he got ribbed for being the wholesome guy). As if he didn’t have a hard enough time fighting the forces of evil, poor Cap had to deal with his friends’ taunts, too!