Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fat is a needful thing

"What I hoped for was a fat bear, and what I came up with was a skinny Indian." That is how Louis Lamour began his novel, The Warrior's Path. He goes on to explain why he needed fat. "When a body lives off the country around, fat is the hardest thing to come by. Fresh meat was no problem, but it was lean, mighty lean."

The Bible refers to "a feast of fat things," and perhaps this refers to the same principle. Leanness is generally associated with poverty, and when we walk close to God, our souls feast well and grow fat on spiritual food.


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