To me, all of January, and not just one day (how about year-round) is a:
♦ Time to pay tribute/respect to Martin Luther King Jr (MLK);
♦ Apply and live up to his teachings, and
♦ Be like him and the example he set.
This article is about doing that in the area of health for two huge, crucial reasons.
1 The wide spread of COVID and its variants—all around, everywhere. Yes, vaccines, boosters, face coverings, social distancing and avoiding crowds are needed. But ultimately our best defense; protection lies with our health and having a strong, powerful, built-up immune system.
2 The lousy, dreadful state/condition our health is in. It’s killing us, shortening lives or making it unpleasant to live. See 1 www.maxfulfillment.com/healthpurpose/
So HOW DO MLK’S TEACHINGS SPEAK OR APPLY TO OUR HEALTH AND 1 AND 2 ABOVE?
One of the most important is standing up for what is right, needed, and has to be said and heard even if we don’t want to hear it or it’s hard to take.
“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. ……….. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true”.
So let’s stand up and do what is right and needed for defending; protecting ourselves against COVID and its variants, and dealing with the lousy, dreadful state; condition our health is in.
Another main, key MLK message is taking personal responsibility.
“Not environment; not heredity; but personal response is the final determining factor in our lives. And herein lies our area of responsibility”.
“Ultimately individual responsibility lies not in the external situation but in the internal response”.
That means stepping up and taking personal responsibility for our health. Take it seriously; change, strengthen or improve it on a regular, consistent basis and not be in lousy shape or poor health.
So, HOW CAN WE STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND MAKE MLK (AND OURSELVES) PROUD—OF OUR HEALTH?
Start out with one or two ways at a time. Here are three of the most important.
1 Promoting a New Norm for Personal Healthcare.
A There is just way too much loss of health, wellness; disability and death from COVID and its variants, and other serious diseases like cancer, heart attack, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
B So we all need to; must be continuously changing, strengthening or improving our health, and make it part of our social, civic responsibility like we vote, go to work, pay our bills, help family and friends.
Being unhealthy and having a poor immune system is no longer an option. It’s being selfish and inconsiderate. See www.maxfulfillment.com/healthnewnorm/
2 Having a Health Ministry, Community Service for 1 and 2 above.
A The Church needs to step up, take responsibility and do their part/fair share in defense; protection against COVID and its variants, and dealing with the lousy, dreadful state/condition our health is in.
B Church members need to set an example; be a role model for personal healthcare and Christian, Biblical direction regarding health. See www.maxfulfillment.com/healthministry/
3 What else would you add or suggest for applying MLK teachings to 1 and 2 above?
1 “Accepting Responsibility for Your Actions”
2 Here Are 10 Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes For Your Health
3 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks from the pulpit on courage, Selma, AL, March 8, 1965.
Don’t wait to take action, and miss out on applying MLK teachings to defense; protection against COVID and its variants, and dealing with the lousy, dreadful state/condition our health is in.
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Best to you, family and friends in 2022, and carrying on MLK’s spirit, teachings and legacy.
Randy Bennett Ed.D.
Change, Support and Accountability