Learn more about the Dedication of the Lateran Basicilia: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2014-11-09
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110916.cfm
Brothers and sisters: You are God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon it. But each one must be careful how he builds upon it, for no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.
God made you, He designed you to be who you are. Only He can change that. Be careful what you do with His creation. Drugs, alcohol, sex and operations that alter your identity destroy His perfection. He is the master builder and if you destroy it you are destroying God’s perfection. What have you done to your body?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know I have not taken care of my body as it deserves. Thank you for being forgiving and allowing me to fix what I have harmed and rebuild what I have destroyed. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!