Dwelling places for the Holy Spirit

A wonderful reflection on our invitation to cooperation with God (and one another) in building the world.

Grace in Midlife


Today is the Feast of St Thomas the Apostle. The reading for Morning Prayer in the Divine Office is some Ephesians on the topic of being temples of the Lord: “You are stranger and aliens no longer. No, you are fellow citizens of the saints and members of the household of God. You form a building which rises on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is fitted together and takes shape as a holy temple in the Lord; in him you are being built into this temple, to become a dwelling place for God in the Spirit” (Ephesians 2: 19-22). The reading fits with the Feast in emphasizing the apostles as foundational and the way in which the Body of Christ extends to the larger church.

This idea of “becoming a dwelling place for God” is especially interesting. Rabbi Jonathan…

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