I appreciate the concern stated by a reader in the comment to my last posting. I would like to make it clear that my intention was not to insinuate that I have "arrived" in any way. I still struggle with my weight every day of my life, and I realize it's a life-long battle. The point I was trying to make in my article in The Voice
magazine is that whether we like it or not, and whether it's right or not, leaders in the church are sometimes judged by outward appearances, and should do their best to avoid a reason for criticism.