Monday, November 9, 2015

The Spirit of God is in YOU!

"Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?"
1 Corinthians 3:16
Today is the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome and, while it is hard for me to get excited about celebrating a big building, I can easily celebrate human beings housing the Spirit of God! That is definitely worth celebrating!  On Pray-As-You-Go this morning, they ask "What about Christianity are you grateful for?" My answer is easily the people of Christ, past and present, saints and sinners, known and unknown.  The people who quietly, or more widely known, did the work of God.  I just finished a brief essay on Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement. While her case for sainthood is in the works, many have thought her too flawed to ever be an "official" saint.  But she DID it--the real work of God--caring for God's people.  She cared for Jesus in the poor and taught others how to do it  All human beings are flawed and if they don't think they are, they are likely worse than others! Jesus purposefully hung out with the flawed and knew he could use them to build up his Kingdom.  So, today, I celebrate the Spirit of God dwelling in all of us.  Every single person we will meet on our autumn Monday houses the Spirit of God, just as holy as any building in Rome.  Let's treat them with the reverence and awe they deserve!  Love, heidi

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