06 I Respect: Health for All - Fr Rocky Banz

posted Aug 14, 2018, 9:41 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Aug 14, 2018, 9:41 AM ]
Life is my gift from God. Hence, the divine mandate is that I respect, cherish and preserve this gift, and use it to serve God, the Church and the community. Preserving my gift of life goes hand in hand with nurturing my health, which is also my God-given wealth.

Fortunately, I enjoy several holistic tools that empower me to respect life by promoting my personal health, and spreading this message of health in my community.

Living in communion with the Almighty is the source of ultimate bliss. I have been able to embark on this journey only through a combination of prayer and spiritual meditation. Listening to the Lord's voice has instilled in me universal love, empathy and respect for my brothers and sisters, regardless of socio-economic, religious or political differences.

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin rightly stated, "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." Science has proven that every cell in our body depends on the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. I make a conscious effort to consume fresh, natural and unrefined foods, which have a positive impact on my health and temperament. A healthy diet helps to optimally balance the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of my being. My body is a temple of God, hence my mindfulness about what I put into my body signifies my respect for God's gift of life.