There is a fascinating thing that happens in the human body when a person does some form of weight training. The muscle fibers are literally torn and broken so that they can build back stronger. I was reminded of this specific detail this week during one of my restless nights after reflecting on something that I read, “Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us (Hosea 6:1).” Just as the human body can often be built back stronger once broken, I pray that our nation–torn apart in two right now–will grow to be united and healed once again. I pray that there will be a movement of those returning to the Lord and putting our hopes and trust in him, because we have strayed in putting our hopes in a presidential candidate.
This is a blog about different aspects of healthy living. My background is in studying exercise and its affects on the body, but right now I think the healthiest thing we can do is exercise the ability to interact respectfully with people who have different opinions than you. Let’s develop the skill of hearing other views without getting offended. Here is a TEDx talk by Brant Hansen with some thoughts on how to do this…it is what we need to do if we want to get to a place of health and strength again.