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Consider that you are the temple where the Spirit of God dwells - Meditation for Friday of Lent I

"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."

Reflection:

In this Holy season of Lent, we are to slow down, to reflect, to listen, that we may prepare for our lives with Christ, and may come to fully understand what is to take place in Jerusalem. We walk this journey not as a remembrance, but as the Body of Christ – it is our journey.

How does it affect you, as you move through this time, to consider that you are the temple where the Spirit of God dwells? What does that mean for you on the way to Jerusalem…at the foot of the cross…at the empty tomb?

Prayer:

From the Psalm appointed for today (Psalm 40:11-13 St. Helena Psalter)

You are the Holy One;
do not withhold your compassion from me; *
let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever.

For innumerable troubles have crowded upon me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see; *
they are more in number than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails me.

Be pleased, O God, to deliver me; *
O God, make haste to help me.

The readings for Friday of Lent I are Psalm 95 (for the Invitatory), 40, Genesis 40.1-23, 1 Cor 3.16-23, Mark 2.13-22, and can be found at www.satucket.com/lectionary/2lent1.htm.

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