Grace and Obesity

I have subscribed to Nathan Hewitt’s blog and he recently bloged about John Burke I loved Nathan’s response and would like to weigh in (pun intended) myself.
Nathan Hewitt talks about preaching to overweight/obese people is not effective.john-burk-quote.
There is a picture of John grinning smugly at a selfie that he took of himself.

 

John Burk

John I Love Looking At Myself Burk

On one of his arms the word grace is tattooed. I wonder if he really understands what the word grace means. I use the term in phrases like. “There but for the grace of God, go I.” when I see someone who is struggling. (He kind of reminds me of Biff in Back to the Future)

Grace

define: 2 (in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. (Mac dictionary). John God has favored you with a great reward of your work ethic. But not everybody receives that same gifts from God. If you want to show others how you did it, that is great. But demeaning another person is irratating at the least and self-promoting and prideful at it’s worst.
Doesn’t John understand that he has been blessed? What would John do if he was at the top of his game and then had a devestating blow that prevented him from working out for several months? Give me a break John and everyone else who has not been as fortunate as you. You need to be patient and loving if you have the nerve to put grace on your arm.

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