This past week has been challenging for me. There is much going on at work with the renovation of my office and the busyness of my workday. I am up at 4:30am, on the road at 5:30am, in the office at 7am, work until 8pm, home around 9:30pm and in bed at 11:30pm. Doing this for all 5 days this week has left me very tired. I am back into the bad habits of eating late and eating a lot and my body is aching and feeling like I am carrying a ton of extra weight.
As I read today’s first reading from 1 Corinthians 15:35-49, St. Paul addresses what will be our resurrected body. The first words that caught my attention were … “What you sow is not brought to life unless it dies.” I am not looking for an excuse as to how I have been treating my body but in reality, my body is going to die.
I thought what St. Paul continues talking about in regards to the resurrection of the dead was very interesting to reflect on. He says about our body … “It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible. It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious. It is sown weak; it is raised powerful. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one.”
Yes, I am a sinful man, sown corruptible, dishonorable and weak. I continue the daily battle with the help of God’s grace, love and mercy. My hope is in Jesus who was raised glorious and powerful. Following Him with the cross of my natural body, with the help of His grace, should prepare me for eternity with my spiritual body. Lord knows, there is still much more work in me to be done.
Praise and glory to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.