The Temple of God

by Mary Beth Singleterry

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

Sometimes I hear people struggling with what should be the right concept of their “body.” Mrs. Eddy in the glossary defines Temple as “Body; the idea of Life, substance, and intelligence; the superstructure of Truth; the shrine of Love.”

So think of your body as, first, “the temple of God,” knowing that “the Spirit of God dwells in you”!! Then realize it is the “idea of Life, substance, and intelligence.” Amazing! Go on to see it as the “superstructure of Truth” and the “shrine of Love.”

Think about what each one of these statements means. A definition of “superstructure” is “anything erected on a foundation or basis.” And “shrine” means “a case or box in which sacred things are deposited”! So your body is based on Truth and sacred things are deposited there! Continually contemplating this correct concept of body will do so much more for you than all the mulling over about it in some material way — its bones, organs, weight, size, etc. — therefore — “Loose it, and let it go”!

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