During the month of January, we ‘press on’ As God’s Temple. Related to this is the cardinal virtue of temperance and the fruits of the Holy Spirit, especially self-control, modesty, and chastity. The liturgical season of Christmas ends with the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. With this feast we also think of our own baptisms when we became children of God and temples of the Holy Spirit. We can take care of this sacred temple through purity of heart in action, especially in regards to dress and speech, practicing the virtue of modesty. We recognize the dignity of each human being as a person, as a child of God as we Press On As God’s Temple.
“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.” 1 Corinthians 3:16-17