I spotted this little video yesterday afternoon and was thrilled to hear this young woman’s bold response to the man who emailed her to challenge her on her weight. His email is more evidence of our obsession with body image, our bent towards seeing people as objects and not people, and an unhealthy obsession (worship, perhaps?) with physical health.
Yes, we should be worried about our kids. Disordered eating is pandemic. We see ourselves as bodies and little or nothing more. We tend to tend to and obsess over our physical selves at the expense of our spiritual selves. In fact, the physical has become the new spiritual. Yes, we should be concerned about childhood obesity and other health concerns. We are to steward our bodies. But we’re out of balance here.
Give the video a look. Then, talk about it with your kids.