Thursday, April 3, 2008

Health Stewardship

The Scripture is clear about the responsibilities of stewardship. Much has been given to us for which we are accountable. Health stewardship is an issue for all Christians, and especially the clergy.

Are you taking time to improve your health/fitness? Pastor, are you setting the example? How fit are you? ASk yourslef these questions:
  • Can I walk a mile in fifteen minutes or less?
  • Can I carry a couple of grocery bags from the supermarket to the car without difficulty?
  • Can I climb one flight of stairs and not be out of breath?
  • Is my blood pressure below 130/80? (Some more aggressive doctors—including mine—believe that number should be even lower . . . like 120/80).
  • Is my resting pulse rate seventy beats per minute or lower?

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