Problem or Opportunity?
When you consider the human body do you see a problem or an opportunity? When you look at your own body do you see it as exclusively yours to use as you wish or as a part of the plan of God for this world?
In the Bible, in theology and in the example of Jesus the human body is considered essential to spirituality and the plan of God. The body is not a minor subject in spiritual life. The body is central to Christian spirituality.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” I Cor. 6:19-20
Our body is a permanent documentation of how we have lived and loved. Our body tells the truth about us for better or for worse. Every scar we carry registers a story we may or may not want told.
The scars Jesus still carries on His body are the permanent record of His perfect love.
May our bodies carry proof of our love and our participation in the will of God.