Sermon quotes on health

Wendell Berry

Physical health doesn’t exist apart from the health of other things. Health ultimately involves the community, and the community ultimately involves the place and natural life of that place, so that real health is harmony with the world.

Wendell Berry, The Unsettling ofAmerica: Culture and Agriculture, Counterpoint, 1977.

Matt Chandler

No change of job, no increased income, no new home, no new electronic device, or no new spouse is going to make things better inside of you.

Thomas Fuller

Health is not valued till sickness comes.

Erin M. Straza

Most people I know who establish new patterns of healthy living do so in community.

Comfort Detox: Finding Freedom From Habits That Bind You, InterVarsity Press.

Philip Yancey

We tend to think, ‘Life should be fair because God is fair.’ But God is not life. And if I confuse God with the physical reality of life – by expecting constant good health for example- then I set myself up for crashing disappointment.

University of Miami

Among HIV patients better immune functioning is found among those who have an image of God that is more compassionate and loving than those who have images of God as more judgmental and punitive…Changes in God image changes t-cells in randomized trials.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

35.3 percent of Americans reported that they typically got less than seven hours of sleep daily.

Taken from Patrick J. Kiger, “The State of Sleep Deprivation in America,” National Geographic, November 17, 2014.

Benjamin Franklin (Attributed)

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Payal Kadakia

I get bursts of creativity with bursts of physical activity.

Carl Jung

In the last resort it is highly improbable that there could ever be a therapy which gets rid of all difficulties. Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

Søren Kierkegaard

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being, and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.

Christopher Lasch

People today hunger not for personal salvation, let alone for the restoration of an earlier golden age, but for the feeling, the momentary illusion, of personal well-being, health, and psychic security.

The Culture of Narcissism, p.17.

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