Not to complain, but boy is it hard to resist all the yummy food available to me! This reminds me that eating is a huge privilege. In America, most people who need food can find it, if not in their own home, then at a local rescue mission or food pantry. It’s more a matter of figuring out where to go than starving to death because there is no food anywhere.
Still, there are children who starve to death, even in America. Globally, some 800+ million people struggle with hunger every day, and in sub-Saharan Africa, the number is staggering: 1/3 of their entire population.
For those of us who are trying to lose weight because we’ve eaten more than we should in the past, may I encourage us to remember that eating—especially fresh lettuce (and all that represents)—is a great privilege. We are nuts to feel deprived because we can’t overindulge! Instead, let’s be extremely grateful that we have an abundance of wholesome, nutritious foods from which to choose…and let’s make our choices with disciplined care, consciously rejoicing in the fact that we can choose what we eat!
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light” (Colossians 1:12).