Digestion and Discretion
We take things in and digest them before regurgitating them or expelling them again through our being. This is true of many aspects of our reality, not just of caloric intake.
We take things in through the senses, through the person. We digest with our intellect and with our perception. Then we are able to share that back out through the senses, through our behaviours, and through our being.
Food builds our body even as our experiences build our character. The real mark of a mature human being is developing deeper levels of discretion and recognizing more intimate forms of subtlety.
Not everyone likes grapes, but to condemn grapes as evil is not prosperous to our species. Some like cherries, but not all enjoy their flavour. Grapes and cherries are still nutritious even though some have allergies to them. And not all cherries and grapes are ripe and nutritious at all times in all places.
We must carry this knowledge into the development of our judgement. If it is important and worth while to discuss food and material nutrition, then it is much more essential that we evolve a greater sense of discretion for experience and for the holistic palette of our physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual tongues.
We do that through consumption and digestion. But be aware that a human being can not live on grapes and cherries alone.
We should also do our best to not condemn the taste buds or stomachs of ourselves or others. Namaste.
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.
One person's faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them both.
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking (but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit).
Jesus called the crowd to Him and said, "Listen and understand.
What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them."
“Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?
“But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile a human being.
“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false witness, slanders, condemnation.
“These are the things which defile a person; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a human being.”