"The body's a temple, that's what were told/ I've treated this one like an old honky-tonk"
Paul puts it like this,
"...do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?"
I know it is dangerous to take a piece of scripture out of context, but I also know that all sorts of people are all sorts of mad about how passages of scripture like this one are being interpreted from the Supreme Court to Mayberry. I wonder how many intrepret preachers will venture into Paul's letter to the Corinthians this Sunday? It will, no doubt, be the source of a lot of opening attention getters and jokes, but will people do the hard work of understanding what Paul is saying, or, more importantly, what God is saying?
I won't. Mostly because I'm not preaching this week, and I've got a pile of work a mile high to do in its place, but I'm writing today to encourage you to do it. Maybe not preach it because, quite frankly, I think people are tired of hearing about sex (homo or hetero) and most certainly because the light that came into the world was much more interested in healing the sick, freeing the prisoner, and loving the unlovable than anything else.