Thursday, December 11, 2008
I do not know how I came to this resolve, it must have been another "Ah ha" moment of mine? But I got to thinking about tooth decay in this ah ha moment and it's correlation with our Spiritual health.
Countless times, every single day, you will see T.V. commercials about toothpaste. This one talks about "whitening and brightening" while that one talks about it's propensity to fight tooth decay and so on. I doubt I could tally how many times I have watched these commercials through a lifetime of even limited television watching. I bet it's in the thousands.
As well, parents across the nation do our best to teach and remind our children about the importance of every day brushing to prevent that dreaded tooth decay. I'd be willing to bet that they remind their children about brushing their teeth, especially before bed. They might even remember this before they even remember to pray with their children, a habit which has unfortunately decreased, so it seems, throughout these years.
I guess the point is I think that reading the Word is or can be correlated with good dental hygiene; We brush to delay dental decay and we must read the Word every day to protect our souls from Spiritual decay. The more we brush the less likely we are to get cavities. The more we read of the Word the less apt we are to fall prey to moral decay.
More importantly, if we looked at this in the same simple way we do brushing our teeth, our lives would certainly be changed...forever. We must take our moral hygiene as seriously as the outward decay we see and the pain involved with a cavity. The preventive measures we might take if we viewed that moral decay in the same fashion as dental decay and the principles behind this are mind blowing.
With a renewed sense of awareness, especially how we teach and train our children, this simple yet complex premise is something we should all consider and think about. The Word will certainly "whiten and brighten" better than any toothpaste known to man.
Posted by ~Babz~ at 5:41 AM