“Examine your heart often to see if it is such toward your neighbor as you would like his to be toward you were you in his place. This is the touchstone of true reason.” ― Francis de Sales: (1567 –1622: was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church)
Scripture passage: (1 COR 3:9C-11, 16-17)
Brothers and sisters:
You are God’s building.
According to the grace of God given to me,
like a wise master builder I laid a foundation,
and another is building upon it.
But each one must be careful how he builds upon it,
for no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there,
namely, Jesus Christ.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
If anyone destroys God’s temple,
God will destroy that person;
for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.
No longer are we simply worshippers of God in the temple, for now we are the temple in which God dwells. We must then treat each other with the love and respect realizing that God dwells in each one of us. We then have to behave such that we express our love of neighbor and of ourselves, realizing that we are temples of God and therefore also holy. If we truly grasp that each one of us is a temple of God, how does this change the way we live and interact with one another?