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Each of Us is a Living Shrine!


When I was growing up and studying for the priesthood in my high school and college years, I always heard my teachers say that I was “the temple of the Holy Spirit.” I began to believe that seriously. So strong was my belief that the Holy Spirit, according to Catholic Christianity, was dwelling inside of me that it spurred me to give up smoking. I didn’t want to destroy the temple of God. I, and everyone else, am a living temple of the Holy Spirit, especially if, as Christians believe, I am baptized.

Last week, while listening to Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Panditji), my yoga teacher and spiritual guide, he said that all humans, just through their creation, are living shrines