U R What U Eat

If “you are what you eat,” then I ate at a dangerous establishment in Nashville this week. Nero’s Grill serves Southern comfort food with a twist of sophistication—or perhaps eccentricity.

I heard my friend order “Meatloaf,” but I had no idea what the waitress would bring to the table. The photograph tells the whole truth and nothing but the truth: between two buns, you see meatloaf, mashed potatoes and a pair of golden onion rings.

My “Steak and Biscuits” were delicious if not what I expected. I pictured a juicy steak with biscuits on the side. Nope—steak sandwiches on homemade biscuits. The meat was medium rare and tender. The hand-sliced potato chips were superb. But don’t tell my nutritionist. NOT the healthiest meal I have ever consumed.

This meal didn’t kill me, but if I ate it three times a day—that would do me significant harm. We need daily bread; that’s why we request it in the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus himself taught us to pray this prayer, but he put another kind of food first:
• “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Deuteronomy 8:3 or Matthew 4:4).
• “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103)
• “Like newborn babes, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:2).

You are what you eat! Seriously, with what words have you fed your soul this week?


About Ben Unseth

Executive Director at Project Understanding (2014-2017), social service agency in Ventura, CA
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2 Responses to U R What U Eat

  1. Pete says:

    Yes! Thanks for the reminder to feed my soul with REAL nutrition. I’ve had supper, now for the important soul food….

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