|photo by Katie Orlinsky for the New York Times|
Yes, you and I paid for that at the same time we are paying the other organizations to tell us to reduce our consumption. Yeah, I'm at a loss too. The article digs further and I was floored at how all of this is even possible. Shouldn't it be simpler? Shouldn't the advise be less contradictory? I guess it all comes down to the source. If you are seeking answers from the wrong person you are going to get the wrong answer. If I want to know about stage combat techniques I wouldn't ask my brother-in-law that studied business and sells wholesale washing machines, I would ask my sister the actress (and now for a shameless plug of her title role in BYU's Romeo and Juliet opening next week, which you should definitely go see).
I am reminded that if I want real answers and/or guidance on things that matter I need to go to someone who knows. God knows. He made our bodies, he made everything needful to nourish them and so could there be a better expert? I guess not.
My kindergartener came from school this week announcing that he knew all about the parts of the body now. He proceeded to tell me about how our food goes in our mouth and then down our "esocketus" to our stomachs, to intestines and so forth. I corrected his pronunciation of the "esocketus" thinking he would appreciate my greater knowledge. Not so. He informed me it was indeed the "esocketus" and that he totally knew since he had learned all about it at school- that day in fact. Surely, he was the expert. It took my husband's anatomy textbooks several days later to prove him otherwise.
Expert advice is still advice. Expert wisdom, far superior, comes from truths, scientific and spiritual. I love how they two can be so nicely tied up together. We also have a text to prove us otherwise when we need real truths and expertise. Isn't the Word of Wisdom great? It has the answers that we don't have to question or doubt. Something you just can't get elsewhere.