“…….and you say we carry THE ONE inside of us?”



Lenten Journey – Day 20
Biblical Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:10-23
Open Invitation to Join Terri from

Cloaked Monk


12-Mar-12: 1 Corinthians 3:10-23

10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it.

11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.

12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—

13 the work of each builder will become visible, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each has done.

14 If what has been built on the foundation survives, the builder will receive a reward.

15 If the work is burned up, the builder will suffer loss; the builder will be saved, but only as through fire.

16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.




“…….and you say we carry THE ONE inside of us?”



“Lessie me rest, lessie me heal,” bleated Spottedy Goat, seeking to be still.

“Sure, an ye should rest oh so fine, with all healing and tending ye have.”

So cawed Old Crow and chirped Ugly Bird and flapped Floppy-Eared in thrill.

So friends huddled as one in tending old Spottedy, snuggled with salve.


Once  more cawed Old Crow,” Ye give thanks for this mending place, ye do.”

“What mean ye, what caw ye, Old Crow?” all turned up to seek.

“Why Spottedy be healed just here, just now? How we give thanks so true?

“Why, know ye not, yon Spottedy body means temple to be for Him so meek.”


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. totsymae1011
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 07:11:18

    You have some of the most interesting names. *ahem* Still waiting on the painting to see how they look or else I’ll have to illustrate them as I visualize. You don’t want me to get it wrong. 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 21:55:00

      The painting is coming as soon as I have time to fool around with my flash drive to pull one into a post, okay? I am swamped right now. Love your reactions to my “names.” Gotta luv ya, girl!

  2. Grandfathersky
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 07:32:13

    The wages of sin is death….
    Old Crow cawed; the reaper of the farm will pay ye hardscrabble when ye crop don come in…

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 21:57:02

      Not sure exactly what you mean here with regard to this post, dear grandfather. I see that you focused on what if would happen if you did NOT accept HIM inside of you! If you go back and read the preceding Lenten Journey posts, I believe you will see how the critters had come under Grace!

      • Grandfathersky
        Mar 13, 2012 @ 22:05:59

        I agree, I took it out of context …

        • granbee
          Mar 13, 2012 @ 22:09:36

          Wow, I am so very relieved! Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly! I love your very wise and very deep poety so much that I certainly want to write clearly enough for all my readers’ benefit! Bless you, dear man!

          • Grandfathersky
            Mar 13, 2012 @ 22:29:35

            Once I started following more, I realized the context of your stories, they are marvelous transliterations of the eternal wisdom written in scripture. Are you putting them together into something to be published?

            • granbee
              Mar 13, 2012 @ 22:48:13

              Absolutely will be published, dear grandfather! And thanks more than I can say for taking the time for a review! The title will be “White Hair Walking” and will start with the first poem in this adult fairytale/allegorical series, which was on the first day of Advent back in the last week of November, 2011, on this blog. There are transitional and extending prose poem sections which will appear in the finished first book of this series, which I will be working on for years! I want to include motifs from all world faiths that have some ethical and moral elements in common with Christianity. I want to promote connections between all peoples for peace!

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  4. Christy Birmingham
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 10:06:55

    We have much power within us, this is a good reminder. If more of us treated ourselves as “temples” relationships really could be so much simpler and better.

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 21:58:33

      Thank you, dear ChristyB, for this very helpful feedback. It certainly expands upon my central message in this post, of becoming better helpers to others as we treated our own bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit! Thank you for your encouragement and may your life be showered with blessings!

  5. cloakedmonk
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 12:57:07

    Yes, we carry ‘the one.’ We know that we are filled with the Holy Spirit and yet somehow we make ‘the one’ be out there far away from us.

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 21:59:31

      Thank you, Terri, for empasizing the intimate nature of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit! He is not “out there”, as you say. He will walk and talk with us if we make Him welcome!

  6. cottonbombs
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 13:03:06

    Rose! There is great truth that only from a solid foundation can the architecture of our souls be properly built. Sure, the meek shall inherit the earth, but, who is going to raise high the roof beam carpenters? Are the meek really so weak? Aren’t the meek strong in their conviction to be meek? Cause being meek means having the strength to overcome any desire to power, which is the hottest ember in the furnace of the soul.

    • granbee
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 22:00:59

      Exactly right on, once again, dear Peter! The desire for earthly power absolutely burns up the soul, actually while we are still “in the flesh”–it does not wait for “hellfires” to help it burn us up! The meek are indeed the truly strong, because of HIM dwelling within!

  7. ravenofleyla
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 01:54:52

    Mending and healing are the keys to redemption for us all. Lovely post granbee, We all can begin with ourselves 😀

    • granbee
      Mar 14, 2012 @ 02:17:06

      Yes, as one of my favorite Vespers hymns goes,”….and let it begin with me.” You have the right of it, my dear friend Raven!

  8. writinggomer
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 03:59:44

    As the Holy Spirit feels welcome in our temple, so can we serve Him better.

    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:55:52

      Indeed–and AMEN,writinggomer! When the Holy Spirit feesl welcome, I sort of think He has more room to expand and fill us even more fully with the guidance and power to serve Him!

  9. jennifer james, apr (@_jenniferjames)
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 17:29:58

    Thank you for reminding me. “God with us, revealed in us. His name is called, Emmanuel.” You’ve brought healing to my day with this and it’s 457 a.m. xoxo

    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:56:46

      Wow, Jen! So very pleased you received healing from this post–and right at the start of your day! Hooray! Yes, God is SO with us!

  10. ElizOF
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 10:49:40

    Amen to that. 🙂

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