My theory is: Since my body is a collection of billions of cells, if I care for each cell and help it be healthful, I should have a healthy body. This is part of the reason I have gone “added sugar and grain free” for the past several months.
The research has me convinced of the excruciating damage added sugar has on cellular processes. Added sugar, inflammation, and disease each seem to impact the other in a negative downward spiral of unhealthfulness.
The only one of the three that I can easily control is the………added sugar.
Wanting to provide the nutritional building blocks necessary for cellular health, I have adjusted my eating habits.
Cellular health is important.
I hear the news media is filled with conversations about misogyny. Having no trust at all in the media, I venture out into my own thoughts (scary, I know).
- What if the folks identifying others as misogynists are, in fact, misandrists?
- What if the folks defending misogynists are, in fact misandrists?
- What if the folks identifying others as misandrists are, in fact, misogynists?
- What if the folks defending misandrists are, in fact, misogynists?
- What if most folks are neither?
It seems to me that Eve and Adam are still mad at each other.
Back to my cellular theory.
I have heard it said, “You are the Body of Christ,” but I have never heard, “You are a cell in the Body of Christ.” I certainly feel more like a cell.
The question for me then, is, “Am I a healthy cell in the Body of Christ?”
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms of autophagy. From my non-scholarly perspective, autophagy is the process by which each cell deletes damaged bio-data and replaces it with new, undamaged bio-data.
Being a cell in the body of Christ would then include mechanisms of autophagy. I must delete damaged data and replace it with new, undamaged data. Maybe autophagy is a component of sanctification.
I hope to ensure that misandry and misogyny are never allowed to gain a foothold in me.
- Misogyny is the dislike, disdain, or ingrained prejudice against women.
- Misandry is the dislike, disdain, or ingrained prejudice against men.
Just like added sugar damages my cells and cellular processes, misogyny and misandry damage me as a cell in the Body of Christ. Both Eve and Adam are made in the image of God and are valuable beyond words.
I can’t take out the cellular trash for the whole body, but I can for my one cell. I can eliminate added sugar from
My prayer is for the autophagy of the Holy Spirit to delete any and all misogyny and misandry from my heart and replace it with proper and Jesus-like love for both women and men.