Today, the church celebrates the feast of the dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome. Today’s readings remind us that the dwelling place of God is holy and sacred; which is why the Lord Jesus did not approve of what took place at the temple of Jerusalem. At the same time, Jesus reveals that our bodies are a dwelling place for God. St Paul elaborates on the words of Jesus and explains that God is dwelling within those who have believed and accepted Jesus Christ into their lives. We have become temples of God, as we host God’s presence. The precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ has sanctified us and made us worthy to carry the presence of God in us. We need to be more aware of it, so that we may keep away from things that may make us unworthy. We need to open ourselves to his grace that leads us to be united with him. Only then, will we be able to carry his presence to those we meet so that they will also be blessed by him to experience life in all its abundance.
Prayer: Abba Father, may I carry your life giving presence wherever I go. Amen.