Statistics Canada says that Canadians are flabby and unfit, based on a comprehensive fitness survey which measured Canadians of all ages. It demonstrated a significant deterioration since 1981, regardless of gender or age. In particular, muscular strength and flexibility have decreased, and all measures of fat have increased. The report concluded that Canadians are becoming heavier, weaker, less flexible and therefore vulnerable to illness, injury and premature frailty. While we may not like the message, denying the facts is not the answer. We need to face reality and do something about it. On one occasion, the Apostle Paul was rebuked for telling the truth about the moral and spiritual character of mankind. He responded with the question, “Have I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?” And in today’s world, often we shoot the messenger when we don’t like the message. For example, what is your response when you hear, “There is none righteous, no not one.” Or Jesus words, “You must be born again”?
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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