Rest is often viewed as a privilege rather than a necessity.
I would have been embarrassed, downright ashamed to be associated with gluttons, drunkards, and sinners.
My roommate in seminary was and still is a vegetarian. I grew up eating, and still occasionally enjoy, Spam. Our understanding of food could not have been any more different, and those first few months of negotiating our shared kitchen posed some challenges. We both agreed, however, that we loved to eat.
Church folks will not always agree—nor should we.
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