Monday, November 9, 2020

Dei aedificatio (1 Cor. 3:9)


The human being is a temple of God. What a great mystery? What a wonderful miracle? What grace? By the grace of God, we are being built as God’s temple. However, it depends on us how beautiful and amazing is this sanctuary. Obviously, our body is limited and get older and older. But our inner life and ornaments can become more and more beautiful.

Every day we must eat so that we can live healthily and happily. Each day we also need to provide spiritual food so that our souls could flourish. For we are to become like Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who knew how to manage his physical and spiritual life in the Holy Spirit. He is able to help us in the process of growing and following him. Furthermore, there are people who are mature and wise. They are like God’s angels who support us on the journey of life.

Becoming a holy temple of God is not easy. It takes time and patience. It is hard work that needs much effort and perseverance. But it is worth doing. Since there is a throne of God in our hearts that must be adorned. In the middle of our soul, there is a source of divine fire. From this place, our strength comes and holiness begins. For we are not only physical beings but much more than that. We are created by God the Father as his beloved children. Consequently, we partake in the divine life and sanctify ourselves day by day. Finally, we will live in the heavenly temple with God and angels and saints.

Here on the earth the process of sanctification starts but does not finish. The full perfection of our inner sanctuary will be accomplished in the heavenly kingdom.   

By Fr. Jozef Trzebuniak, SVD.

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