Vocation Meditation: God’s Temple

posted Mar 9, 2012, 11:04 AM by St. Joseph Cheyenne   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 11:05 AM ]
Different buildings have different uses, and are designed by their owners/creators with that particular purpose in view. Everything is chosen and put together for the purpose for which the building is built. God built us after his image and likeness, and he came to visit daily with our first parents. He always wanted us to have the joy that comes only from knowing him and being with him. Saint Augustine said in prayer: You made us for yourself and our heart is not at rest until it rests in you. We will always seek the true purpose of our lives, and we will never achieve it until we find and accept God into our heart, until we become his Temple. Man cannot do this on his own initiative and relying on his natural powers alone, so Christ came to redeem us and open for us the possibility of God entering our soul giving us the ability to communicate with him. And this possibility was made real for each of us the day we were baptized. From then on we are truly children of God, Temples of the Holy Spirit. Nevertheless, it is true that we often realize that we are unworthy; it is true that we often forget the reality of God’s presence in our lives; it is true that we often drive him out and fill our souls with many other things that are not him, such as possessions and thinking only of ourselves, but through all of this it remains that Jesus is always willing and ready to come into our soul and restore it to its true dignity by restoring his presence in Grace. Let us open the door of our Temple and invite him in, humbly.