There is not one who does not love something, but the question is, what to love. The psalms tell us to choose the object of our love. – St. Augustine (354-430)
We all worship something because that’s how we’re made. In fact, we worship many things. It’s just a question of what or whom we worship and what or whom we put first.
Our bodybuilder won’t have to give up his extra-roomy suits any time soon, even if he does choose to worship God. By plugging into the source of all being, creativity, joy, and beauty (which includes his body), our gorgeous friend can have it all.
Bodybuilding as an act of love for God? Sure – why not? God doesn’t need anything from us and asks only that we cultivate a love for him in all the good things that we do, so that we will benefit.
I hope someone told The Bulky One on his way out of church that he doesn’t have to exclude love of any good thing to worship God; he just needs to tweak his priorities!