Enculturation is the process of becoming so in tune with one’s culture that we act without asking questions why, what, or how much. As American’s we’ve become captives of a consumerist culture that lulls us to eat more than we should and not what we should. Indeed, many of us Supersize our Food whereby missing out on the Kingdom of Heaven that God intended to be part of our times of eating together.
Daniel in the Old Testament was one who boldly stood up to resist being enculturated into the Babylonian royal diet. Daniel was bold, had a plan, and trusted God to take care of him in the process to trying to eat more healthily. As a result, Daniel thrived over and above his peers in everything.