Temples of God – Ven. Fulton J. Sheen

“What does grace do to our human nature? First of all, it makes the body a temple of God. That is one of the reasons for purity. What is a temple? A temple is a place where God dwells. Remember when Jesus went into the temple of Jerusalem and the Pharisees asked for a sign, and Our Blessed Lord said, ‘Destroy this temple and in three days I will rebuild it.’ He was not speaking of that earthly temple, He was speaking of the temple of His body, because in that human nature of Christ, God dwelt. By our participation in that divine life He dwells in us. That’s why the body is sacred. That’s why we have reverence for it. The body is not a worm, something vile. It is His temple, and one day it will be glorified too.”

Through the Year with Fulton Sheen: Inspirational Readings for Each Day of the Year”
Fulton John Sheen, Henry Dieterich, p 153

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