Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them,'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'Jason committed to lose weight as his part of the challenge. He asked others to do their part and donate $1 per pound to causes which meet each of the areas mentioned in the above passage.
Matthew 25:34-40 (ESV)
Being overweight myself, in fact, heavier than I have ever been - I decided to take his challenge. I am challenging my family, friends, blog readers, twitter followers, etc to make a difference either through the donation links on Jason's site or to a local group of your choice. Some people have agreed to donate $1 per pound I lose to the groups listed on Jason's site. Others have decided to donate funds or food by the pound to local groups in their areas.
Please go to my original post to join in the challenge.
So...I've been at a week. How much have I lost?
My wife as the impartial judge confirmed my weight at 214. Which is 6 pounds!
As Jason said in his sermon, "We can't change everything, but we can change something!"