Friday 24 November 2017

About Today Readings

Ss Andrew Dung-Lac & Cc. Day of penance.

1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59. 1 Chronicles 29:10-12. Luke 19:45-48.

We praise your glorious name, O mighty God — 1 Chronicles 29:10-12.

‘It is written, “My house shall be a house of prayer.”’

It is important to have holy places, sacred places – those set aside for a special purpose. We treat them with respect and honour, because they represent our capacity to draw close to God, to experience what it is to enter God’s presence in a profound way. In sacred places, we can sing, dance, rejoice, to give thanks, to seek forgiveness, to experience healing and teaching. These are places we must protect.

Similarly, this may be said of our bodies. God seeks to indwell us.

God invites us to experience the immanence of the Spirit within us, and in return, we rejoice, give thanks, seek forgiveness, experience healing and we never cease to learn.

Do we treat our bodies as a holy place?

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