In this blog series, we are supposed to share our best advice. Well, this is my best advice: Wash your hands.
If I sound like a mother, uh oh, you’ve discovered something about me, for I am one.
My own mother preached this to me many times daily, and then my college degree in nutrition supported all of her admonitions. By the way, that degree is a secret. I cook because I have to eat. My husband cooks because he enjoys dining. I’m a lucky gal.
Terrific meals aside, washing our hands rids them of most of the bacteria, viruses, and general grime that may bring illness to our physical bodies and spread it to other people. If we wash our hands poorly, we often get ill and make others ill. (You know who you are; your fingers don’t even get very wet.)
Even further, dirty hands make smudges and smears on our doors, walls, clothes, furniture, cars, faces, and electronic devices. That’s not attractive or appealing. Thus, wash your hands for an easier, healthier, and more pleasant life.
Nonetheless, it occurs to me that my best advice may not be exactly on topic for the Methodist Church blog. Therefore, here is my better best advice: Wash your hands of disbelief. In other words, believe in Jesus Christ.
If I sound like a Christian, it’s because I am one.
I often wonder how some friends and family manage daily life without a belief in Christ. Christ gives me strength, hope, and insight, when I choose to listen to Him. My parents, friends, and worship leaders of all varieties have instilled in me the importance of Belief. I’m a lucky gal.
Faith in Christ opens in us the opportunity to see life anew when life otherwise may appear quite hopeless. Belief in Christ shows us why and how to love others and ourselves in times when neither they nor we seem very worthy of love or respect. A spirit cleansed with Christ leads a healthier, wiser, and more pleasant life.
The best advice for spiritual health is to believe in Christ.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Written by Becky
The 12:12 Project is sponsored by Katy First United Methodist Church.