Ch 6 v19 "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."
--> You are not your own. How often we consider our future, and how rarely do we consider what God would want for our future. Again, so many enormous life decisions- we just float through, deciding on our own, without consulting OUR MAKER. In the same way, in our relationships with one another in the world, are we honoring God with our bodies? The way we dress, move, act, speak- all that we do emanates from our body. Are we honoring HIM with our bodies?
Pope John Paul II thought the body was so important that he wrote an entire Theology of the Body, saying that the body was the most significant piece of evidence that God left for us about HIS purposes for the human person. Male and female bodies are complimentary, and from this we can see that we are created for relationship. Are we honoring HIM in our relationships?
[1st Sunday of Lent]
Ch 5 v7+8- Yesterday's reading, "For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth."
--> What is the Therefore, there for? We are called to "Keep the Festival" of the Passover-- in which the Jewish peoples ate bread without yeast, signifying their readyness to follow God anywhere, without waiting for the yeast to rise. We are called to be ready in sincerity and truth: BECAUSE HE has been sacrificed.