Today I read this from St. Gregory of Nyssa in the Office of Readings:
Bodily health is a good thing, but what is truly blessed is not only to know how to keep one’s health but actually to be healthy. If someone praises health but then goes and eats food that makes him ill, what is the use to him, in his illness, of all his praise of health?
If one praises health and then eats food that makes one ill... That to me is a conversation about integrity. How often do we proclaim one thing and yet do another?
What a challenge it is to confront the things we "believe" and the things that we... well, the other things we believe. When we face the challenge of really entering into the uncomfortable places of reconciling belief,we are invited to a place of peace.
That will be the healthy meal, that will be what heals us and sets us free. Getting there however, is a whole other thing.