St. Thomas Episcopal Church | Medina


Thoughts and Happenings

LENT 2019 - Saturday, March 23

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.

My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, which means that the Holy Spirit lives in me. So often my inclination is to ignore the Holy Spirit within me, to lock it away or pretend it’s not there. And yet all I have to do is make it welcome and let it free, and then together we can do God’s work.

I’m not entirely sure what glorifying God means, but I’d like to think it means helping build God’s kingdom. If my body is a temple where the Holy Spirit resides, then my job is to use my body – the thoughts, actions, and words my body produces – to let the Holy Spirit do its job. All I have to do is allow the Holy Spirit to break out of the temple in which I too often enclose it. This Lent it’s time to unlock the doors of my mind, fling open the windows of my heart, and let the Holy Spirit fly free.

— Anne Corley