Becoming What We Eat

“When your words showed up, I ate them — swallowed them whole. What a feast! What delight I took in being yours, O God, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!” (Jer. 15:16, MSG).

In 1826, a French lawyer named Anthelme Brillat-Savarin began an important conversation when he wrote, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” A few decades later, the anthropologist and philosopher Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach made a similar statement: “Man is what he eats.”

So now you know where we get the saying, “You are what you eat!” This maxim is true in more than one way. As usual, the most important application is spiritual. You and I come to resemble whatever it is that we habitually ingest. If we have a Continue reading Becoming What We Eat