Over the years I began to experience the connection between body and soul, body and spirit. Remembering my body has become a way for me to pray.
I realize that care of my body is prayer—a spiritual practice. I need to honor my body just as it is. I need to treat it as a special friend. This awareness has become particularly important as I age.
All of us are beautiful, all made in the image of God; different shapes and sizes, different ages, different abilities. All our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. We are called to honor them, treat them with kindness and accept them just the way they are. When we remember to treat our bodies gently, we are engaging in a spiritual practice.
This message is an excerpt of “Temple of the Holy Spirit” by Jane E. Vennard in the November 2017 issue of Gather magazine.
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