If my goal is heaven, oneness in love with God, then why does it matter if my body is healthy?
As Catholics, it is easy to understand why we need to pray and give. Christ clearly tells us to do those things. But when it comes to caring for our bodies, things aren’t so clear.
The Old Testament lays out dietary laws and some of the commandments give direction on how we should act with our bodies, but the dietary laws were essentially made obsolete by Christ and none of the commandments clearly tell us that we should exercise or practice healthy eating habits.
We should eat healthy and exercise though. We should take care of our bodies. Christ cared about our bodies by healing many who were ill. We have all heard that our bodies are temples of God. But what does that mean? Continue reading