You are the Temple of God

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For 9 November 2020, The Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, based on 1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17

you are God’s field, God’s building.

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Sr. Mary Jeremiah is a contemplative nun of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus in Lufkin, Texas, USA. She teaches classes to the sisters in the monastery formation program. As a Councilor for the Association of Dominican Monasteries in North America, she is responsible for Formation, from initial to on-doing.

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