Has someone told you to “take care”? Taking care of ourselves involves staying in tune with our whole being. Too often, we focus on our body and forget to take care of our soul or to exercise our mind. Caught up in our daily routines, we don’t stop to take stock of our overall health. Our bodies may be healthy, but our souls could be in shambles.
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.
3 John 2 (NRSV)
Practicing good spiritual and emotional health is important. Reading the Bible daily, praying, finding quiet time to listen to our hearts—all are good exercises for maintaining a healthy spirit. Physical fitness is important, and we shouldn’t neglect it; but spiritual fitness is even more important. Losing a few pounds is easy compared to replenishing a worn-out spirit.
REMEMBER: When someone says, “Take care,” think of ways to restore your body, heart, mind, and soul.