Poll: Obeying the Word of Wisdom
I think D&C Section 89 has some beautiful parts in it, and the promises in it are some of my favorite in the scriptures (finding wisdom and great treasures of knowledge through a proper diet? Sign me up!). So, I’m always a little bummed when the Word of Wisdom lesson in Sunday School becomes a rigid definition of what all true Mormons can and cannot consume.
And, yet, I wonder how different people interpret the Word of Wisdom. Caffeine or no caffeine? Is a “very little meat” outdated or ring true? Has the Word of Wisdom guided you to find your own ethical way of eating?
For an excellent personal essay on the Word of Wisdom, read Sandra Clark Jergensen’s “Partaking of the Divine” in the Summer 2011 issue of Exponent II.