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As Lent Begins: God Loaned Me a Body

Your body is lent – on loan – to you. God created it uniquely and especially for you, to be a home to your spirit, the you that is of God, the you that God knew before you were even born. We are reminded of the body, it’s purpose and it’s place on Ash Wednesday.

Our body is both a home to our own spirit and to the Holy Spirit, the Love between God-Creator and Jesus-Savior. Do we care for our body as well as our home? And as a home, do we welcome and make our own spirit and God feel loved? Do we bear in mind that we take God into everything we do? Do we honor God with how we treat our body, what we listen to, what we look upon, how we nourish it, how we use it?

Our body is a gift to be cared for more than cared about. Our bodies should serve our spirit and more importantly God’s. Our body cannot do that if it is not cared for, nor if it is cared about too much, to the exclusion of that which is non-material – the essence of being, our very reason for existing – love.

Written by mollyjayne40

22 February 2012 at 18:53

Posted in Christian, Reflection

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