I like any question that leads me to think about the word of God.
I’ve seen programs on tv, documentaries, about people who have undergone voluntary semi-starvation diets. One guy went to Africa to document the life style of the people who live on some form of vegetation that keeps them alive, but is less than tasty and makes their stomachs hurt. He lost about 45 pounds in one month, and then got off that diet regimen.
And, then, there was a guy who sat on a pole for a month and didn’t eat anything. He, too, lost about 45 pounds in one month.
Now, rewind quickly to Jesus who fasted in the desert for 40 days, the outcome of which is recorded that He was hungry. We don’t have any more detail than that He fasted. We must presume that this was not like the modern Islamic (semitic) fasting of Ramadan, which is a daytime fast only. With this thin logic which you may also describe as circumstantial evidence, we must conclude that Jesus must have lost at least 50 pounds. Do we visualize that Jesus was somewhat thinner after the experience, or deeply emaciated? He must have lost both some fat and some lean. do we conclude that Jesus started out as exceeding a healthy BMI or the ‘desired’ range on the Metropolitan LIfe Insurance weight tables? Might Jesus Himself been a bit fat at the outset?
Is it a bit judgmental to make that summary and snap judgment about someone who is overweight that they are gluttonous?
Would it not be more insightful to ask whether having amply feasted themselves, that they were equally concerned that the needy and hungry were cared for, as well? And, is that not the designated concern of us all, of any stature?