What’s a temple for?

Nescitis quoniam membra vestra, templum sunt Spiritus Sancti, qui in vobis est, quem habetis a Deo? — I Cor vi.19
Know you not, that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, Who is in you, Whom you have from God?

Scriptum est: Quia domus mea domus orationis est: vos autem fecistis illam speluncam latronum. — Luc xix.46
It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves.

Spiritual sloth, and the indulgence of disordered inclinations, impede our devotion and rob it of effectiveness. Left unchecked, they bind one ever more tightly to the forces of Hell.

It would be wiser by far to develop now a deep, all-pervasive prayer life, rooted in Holy Mass, than solely to presume, at an unknown day to come, on the mercy of Almighty God at the judgment seat. Is your house in order?

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