Pepsi & Pizza

A Sunday Class teacher was narrating the story of the journey of Israelites through the wilderness and how they lacked food and water. A teenager piped up, “Why teacher? Was there no McDonald’s?” Times are changing fast. When we were young, ice-cream was a treat once in two months. Eating in the hotels was a grand occassion making us children jump with glee. But now, daily the ice-cream wala goes by enticing children by his bell. Every street corner has a sweet and savoury stall and a vadai and baji vendor. Sometimes I stand in awe and watch pot bellied people gulp down these silent, slow killers.

I don’t want to criticize you before criticizing myself. I was very careless with my diet. At age 28, I discovered that I was a severe diabetic. That day I wept. I didn’t stop with weeping and prayer. I started dieting and exercising. Eight years went by. Then one fine morning my diabetes disappeared. I thanked God. I continued the exercising but relaxed on my diet.

Three years ago my doctor said my blood pressure was high and started me on treatment. My blood pressure nose dived and he discontinued the treatment and I continued my biriyani, puffs and salty fries. For three years my blood pressure remained low. Last month my doctor told me that my blood pressure was high again and said he’d check again after a week. I fervently prayed, “Lord give me one more chance,” and went on a diet. The Lord heard my prayer and the next week my blood pressure was absolutely normal. Today at 64, I enjoy a reasonably good health.

All may not be as fortunate as me. Prevention is better than cure. You can escape some killer diseases by simple wisdom and self-control. Say ‘No’ to sweets, softdrinks and oily snacks. Eat good home-cooked food three times a day with plenty of vegetables and fruits. If at all you need snacks, go for fruits, some nuts, pulses or natural stuff like sugarcane or corn. Drink plenty of water. Fast atleast once a week. The pepsi and pizza trend is luring youngsters to an early grave. I am not a spoil sport but a health fad. Reserve rich foods for rare occassions. Regular binging on such stuff is hazardous to health.

There is a gastronomic explosion all over the world. More people die of obesity than of starvation. Eli was an obese man. So what? His sons followed his eating habits. They could not wait till the sacrifice was offered. They wanted ‘roasted meat’ not boiled meat. They wanted it ‘now’ (1 Sam 2:13-17). Lack of self-control in one area led to lack of self-control in other areas.

“He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich” (Prov 21:17). Yes, poor in health. “When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you; and put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food” (Prov 23:1-3).

Deceptive food are those that are attractive yet damaging to health. We are all walking towards our graves alright, but we don’t have to run towards it. Eat sensibly when you go to parties. “Do not mix with the winebibbers or with gluttonous eaters of meat” (Prov 23:20). Never over eat. “ Eat only as much as you need” (Prov 25:16). I urge you not to gamble with your health.

Jesus was a strong man. He ate well. He fasted. Can you imagine Him to be a flabby man? He grew in ‘stature’. He was a carpenter till the age of 30. He walked the streets and climbed mountains. Can you imagine a man whipping several adults at the same time and chasing them? Today’s reel life heroes will fall flat before Him in real life.

Over eating makes us dull of mind. That’s why we are warned not to have our hearts bogged down with carousing and drunkenness which obviously include eating with abandon, that we may not be caught unawares on the Day of His coming like a deer caught in the headlights of a car (Lk 21:34; 12:45).

Wish you a Happy Long Life!

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Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
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  lilianstanley@gmail.com

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Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
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Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
IFSC No.: CBIN0280887
MICR Code: 000016000
SWIFT Code: CBININBBMDR

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A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

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Pepsi & Pizza

A Sunday Class teacher was narrating the story of the journey of Israelites through the wilderness and how they lacked food and water. A teenager piped up, “Why teacher? Was there no McDonald’s?” Times are changing fast. When we were young, ice-cream was a treat once in two months. Eating in the hotels was a grand occassion making us children jump with glee. But now, daily the ice-cream wala goes by enticing children by his bell. Every street corner has a sweet and savoury stall and a vadai and baji vendor. Sometimes I stand in awe and watch pot bellied people gulp down these silent, slow killers.

I don’t want to criticize you before criticizing myself. I was very careless with my diet. At age 28, I discovered that I was a severe diabetic. That day I wept. I didn’t stop with weeping and prayer. I started dieting and exercising. Eight years went by. Then one fine morning my diabetes disappeared. I thanked God. I continued the exercising but relaxed on my diet.

Three years ago my doctor said my blood pressure was high and started me on treatment. My blood pressure nose dived and he discontinued the treatment and I continued my biriyani, puffs and salty fries. For three years my blood pressure remained low. Last month my doctor told me that my blood pressure was high again and said he’d check again after a week. I fervently prayed, “Lord give me one more chance,” and went on a diet. The Lord heard my prayer and the next week my blood pressure was absolutely normal. Today at 64, I enjoy a reasonably good health.

All may not be as fortunate as me. Prevention is better than cure. You can escape some killer diseases by simple wisdom and self-control. Say ‘No’ to sweets, softdrinks and oily snacks. Eat good home-cooked food three times a day with plenty of vegetables and fruits. If at all you need snacks, go for fruits, some nuts, pulses or natural stuff like sugarcane or corn. Drink plenty of water. Fast atleast once a week. The pepsi and pizza trend is luring youngsters to an early grave. I am not a spoil sport but a health fad. Reserve rich foods for rare occassions. Regular binging on such stuff is hazardous to health.

There is a gastronomic explosion all over the world. More people die of obesity than of starvation. Eli was an obese man. So what? His sons followed his eating habits. They could not wait till the sacrifice was offered. They wanted ‘roasted meat’ not boiled meat. They wanted it ‘now’ (1 Sam 2:13-17). Lack of self-control in one area led to lack of self-control in other areas.

“He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich” (Prov 21:17). Yes, poor in health. “When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you; and put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food” (Prov 23:1-3).

Deceptive food are those that are attractive yet damaging to health. We are all walking towards our graves alright, but we don’t have to run towards it. Eat sensibly when you go to parties. “Do not mix with the winebibbers or with gluttonous eaters of meat” (Prov 23:20). Never over eat. “ Eat only as much as you need” (Prov 25:16). I urge you not to gamble with your health.

Jesus was a strong man. He ate well. He fasted. Can you imagine Him to be a flabby man? He grew in ‘stature’. He was a carpenter till the age of 30. He walked the streets and climbed mountains. Can you imagine a man whipping several adults at the same time and chasing them? Today’s reel life heroes will fall flat before Him in real life.

Over eating makes us dull of mind. That’s why we are warned not to have our hearts bogged down with carousing and drunkenness which obviously include eating with abandon, that we may not be caught unawares on the Day of His coming like a deer caught in the headlights of a car (Lk 21:34; 12:45).

Wish you a Happy Long Life!

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
IFSC No.: CBIN0280887
MICR Code: 000016000
SWIFT Code: CBININBBMDR

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

Click here for more options

  Blessing Literature Centre

To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

Blessing Literature Centre
21/11 West Coovam River Road,
Chintadripet,
Chennai 600 002, India.
 +91-44-28450411
  blc@bymonline.org