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Meditation: Christmas Might be a Good Time for Temple Cleaning
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I am assuming that many of you have seen the Air Force Academy Chapel. In 1962 this church was built by Walter Netsch. Now acclaimed as an impressive example of modernist architecture, its 17 spires and 100 identical tetrahedrons were originally controversial. It is beautiful, awe-inspiring and immaculate. A temple.

In 1 Corinthians 6: 15-18 the Apostle Paul has a caution or two about what we as Christians do with our bodies. He continues in verse 19 to share that our bodies are also temples- temples for the Holy Spirit.

15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For ďthe two,Ē He says, ďshall become one flesh.Ē 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[c] and in your spirit, which are Godís.Ē

I have to admit I am a little ashamed of how well Iíve taken care of Godís temple. Unlike the Air Force Chapel my temple isnít immaculate. Thereís quite a bit extra food stashed here and there and everywhere. The lines of the temple arenít exactly crisp and clean. Some of those lines are a little flabby and stressed.

In the attic some of the thoughts swimming around arenít very temple-like. Iím not sure the resident Holy Spirit is all that happy with the gossip, judgment, criticism and occasional language choice that fly around His temple.

Under my ownership the Holy Spiritís temple has a lot of television, and movies piped in that arenít all that edifying. Itís time for a little cleaning. The Christmas season seems like a good time to do that. Howís your temple looking?


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