Sunday, November 13, 2016

Want A Longer, Healthier Life? Go to Church

In a recent article published in the USA Today, a number of sources were cited which showed those that attended church regularly lived longer and with a better sense of meaning.  

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.  We all know examples of people in our lives who are deeply steeped in their religious life and how that overflows into their approach of their broader lives.  They're peaceful, happier, and I'd even go so far as to say more blessed than their non-religious counterparts.

Personally, church for me has become a haven.  In a life that feels hectic, harmful, and painful, that weekly church service has proved a bastion of peace, calm, and perspective.  Indeed, it forces a reflection on the bigger picture, and what is truly important.  That "adjustment" always leads to a calm and a comfort.

Good for one's mental health and overall health as well?  Sign me up.

1 comment:

Please feel free to include any thoughts you may have. Know, however, that kiddos might be reading this, so please keep the adult language to yourself. I know, for me to ask that language is clean is a stretch...