Reading the Office of Readings this morning, especially the second reading from a discourse from Saint Athanasius, I realized that the fact that we see our bodies as corruptible, and our flesh as weak for that matter, is that we forget that we have a savior in Jesus Christ. He conquered death and corruptibility. Therefore, if we give in to despair about what will happen to our bodies or how our minds can be corrupted in the flesh by temptations that come from the devil, we are forgetting that Jesus came, in our flesh, to convert it from a corruptible flesh into a flesh that is incorruptible. Insert video here:
It still boggles my mind how we struggle with miracles like the one in the first video, but we are totally fine with the fact that Jesus made fish and loaves of bread materialize out of thin air in the multiplication of the loaves and fishes in today’s gospel. If we recognized how God loves us so much that he sent His Son to save us from everything that could corrupt our mind, we would leave it alone for good. Pray for me to leave my sin behind and I would be honored to pray for you as well…God bless you!
I can’t wait to see the movie, “God’s Not Dead” this weekend, and I pray that God enters into everyone’s life who reads this in a way that convinces them that not only is He not dead, but they have eternal life with Him too. If we only let go of our fear and let Love enter into our lives in the person of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can have a body and soul that is never corrupted by this world!