Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Shortly before I entered seminary, I joined a yoga class. Every Tuesday evening I found myself on the floor, stretching, breathing, relaxing and meditating. Eventually, I didn’t want the sessions to end; the practice of yoga had opened me to a presence I recognized as God.
We are containers of the sacred. Celebrate that reality by caring for your body, your temple of the Spirit. Connect your physical body with your spiritual life by incorporating vitamin O (oxygen!) in your daily life, practicing exercises that help you focus on your breathing and praying and devising ways to move your body to the petitions of the Lord’s Prayer.
Today we remember Martin Luther, renewer of the church, who died in 1546. Please pray for Women of the ELCA synodical presidents who travel to Chicago today. This message was adapted from “Of One Mind and Body” by Nancy Roth that appeared in the April 2002 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.