Facing Life After Facing Death: Day 5 of 11

Continue Taking Good Care of Yourself

By Rev. A. Stephen Pieters (also posted on The Body)

1st Corinthians reminds you that your body is a temple.

Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don’t you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don’t belong to yourselves? -1 Corinthians 6:19 (CEB)

No one ever hates his own body, but feeds it and takes care of it just like Christ does for the church -Ephesians 5:29 (CEB)

Even though you may be feeling well now, your body needs more than ever to be "nourished and tenderly cared for". You may have been through a number of battles with HIV, and your body may be recovering for quite some time yet. Good nutrition, exercise, massage, whatever you can do to make your body feel loved and well-cared-for is more important than ever.

It's important to keep doing the work of healing, even after you feel well. There's always more to heal, and we can create the conditions for God's healing power to continue to work in our bodies and souls.

About the MCC Church

Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change,  aging, and global human rights. MCC was the first to perform same gender marriages and has been  on the forefront of the struggle towards marriage equality in the USA and other countries worldwide.

MCC recognizes a state of need around the world in the areas of human rights and justice including but not limited to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. As people of faith, MCC endeavors to build bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance. MCC leads from the margins and transforms.