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Sunday, May 7, 2017

A sermon preached by Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, May 7, 2017, the third Sunday after Easter.

Texts: Proverbs 15:28-33, Habakkuk 2:18-20


Ayurveda is a traditional Indian, holistic healing system that pays attention to what we put into our bodies—and not just food, but also images, surroundings, relationships… Ayurveda is a complex system, but grounded on a pretty basic principle: what we take in to our bodies and lives affects our overall health and well-being. This ancient medicine came to mind as I read today’s verses from Proverbs.  The focus in the text isn’t food—a prominent part of Ayurveda—but rather is on words and messages spoken and received.  The body is mentioned again and again—the “mind,” the “mouth,” the “eyes,” the “ear” are all named.  And the line that really struck me:  “good [...]