“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God - what is good and acceptable and perfect… For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function…” Romans 12:2,4
Hello friends –
Before you read any further, take a minute to sit quietly and pay attention to how your body feels – where does it feel strong, where might it ache or feel tight, and are their parts that are needing your attention or healing?
What did you discover? I am always a little surprised when I take time to listen to my body – I notice the places I feel stress and the places that are comfortable. And when I really look closely and think about all my body is still doing while I am still, I marvel at the complexity of God’s creation. The air moves through my lungs, my blood pumps, my brain synapses fire, my body processes nutrients – all those things that need to be done and I don’t have to think about them happening. You could call them my essential workers because they are the members of my body that I am acutely aware of when they stop working but take for granted when they carry on unnoticed.