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Mark 14:38 Keep awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
I don’t think caring for our bodies requires a constant denial of pleasure. During this time of year, I’m especially prone to believing in the virtue of apple cider donuts. Christ knows there are times for fasting and praying, but he also knows when to feast and drink. May we follow his example and seek such balance for ourselves—to know what we need to be healthy, so we can stay awake and strong enough to pray and continue to do the work Jesus gives us to do.
MOVING FORWARD: Do you need to add a little strength training to your spiritual or physical workouts? What are some small changes you might make to keep yourself strong?
Today the Church remembers David Pendleton Oakerhater, Deacon and Missionary, 1931.