To Present Our Bodies as Living Sacrifices (Sat. August 7)

The word of the day is “sacrifice.”  When we desire to grow in the spiritual life, we might be tempted to disregard and even denigrate the body.  We might treat it as the seat of the passions and the source of the corruption of our soul.  However, Paul says that we should “glorify God in your body and your spirit” (OSB 1 Cor. 6:20).  Today we will seek insight into offering our bodies as “living sacrifices” to God as Paul instructs in our reading of Romans 12:1-3. In today’s short passage, we read a fitting summary of our study of 1 Corinthians about the moral issues of celibacy, marriage, and foods offered to idols.  All these deal with the conduct…