For those of you who aren't LDS (Mormon), the word of wisdom is a health code (Commandment) , that was given in 1833. In it, we are told to abstain from wine and other strong drinks. We are told to abstain from tobacco; while we are told not to use it for recreational purposes, we are told that it can be used for farm animals. Hot drinks are also not to be used; now to clarify hot drinks doesn't include hot chocolate. It does include coffee and tea. It doesn't include herbal teas. I am pretty sure that it has something to do with caffeine. If you think about it, that makes perfect sense, since caffeine is addictive. All wholesome herbs are given for our use as long as a plant or fruit is in season, than it is good for our use. Meat of animals is given for our use with the understanding that it is to be used in moderation. Grains are given for our use. It is also understood that any harmful substance that we might put into our bodies goes against the word of wisdom i.e. drugs.
I wanted to make a post on this subject because, I've had friends ask me about it. This commandment is one that comes easy for me. It's the way that I was brought up. It's always been easy to abstain from drugs, cigarettes or alcoholic drinks. Sure, I've had them offered but I've turned them down. Yeah, I've been teased too. This post is not meant to call anyone from repentance. It's purely for your information. It's another glimpse into my world. Say what you will, but I know that if I were to go against this commandment that my body would be as strong as it is. In other words, I would really have problems. It is a blessing in my life. Yes, it's one of the things that I love about the church. No, I'm not perfect and I doubt that I will be. Anyway, I'm gone.