One day a pastor was calling upon a dear old lady, one of the "pillars" of the church to which they both belonged.
As he thought of her long & useful life & looked upon her sweet, placid countenance bearing but few tokens of her 92 yrs of earthly pilgrimage, he was moved to ask her:
"My dear Mrs. S., what has been the chief source of your strength & sustenance during all these years? What has appealed to you as the real basis of your unusual vigor of mind & body? Tell me, that I may pass the secret on to others & if possible, profit by it myself."
The old lady thought a moment, then lifting her eyes, dim with age, yet kindling with sweet memories of the past, answered briefly, "Victuals" (meaning, nutritious food).
- Sarah L. Tenney (moreillustrations.com)
1Co 3:16-17 (NHEB): "Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him..."
"Thou should eat to live; not live to eat." - Socrates.