"Because I know that I will soon put it aside as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me." (II Peter, 1:14)
If on many occasions great Christian voices have referred to supposed crimes of the flesh, it is necessary then to mention the weaknesses of the "self," and the inferiority of our spirit. So, we must not falsely accuse the body, as if it were playing the part of insatiable executioner separated from the soul, who would then be seen as its prisoner and victim.
We noticed that Peter considered the physical body to be his tabernacle.
The human body is a conjunction of agglutinated cells or earthly fluids that are united under the planetary laws, offering the spirit the saintly opportunity to learn, to value, to reform and to aggrandize life.
Man, frequently, as an idle and perverse laborer, attributes the evil qualities that are assaulting him to this useful instrument. The body is a concession of the Divine Mercy, so that the soul may receive preparation for the advent of a glorious future.
Rather than casting accusations at the body, let us reflect upon the millenniums spent in the formation of this sacred tabernacle in the field of evolution.
Have you come to realize that you are an immortal Spirit taking advantage during a specific time here on Earth, of valuable potentials conceded to you by God, in order to fulfill your work requirements?
Such forces have formed your body.
What are you doing with your feet, your hands, your eyes, and your brain? Do you know that these powers were confided to you in order that you honor the Lord through your own enlightenment? Meditate over these questions and then sanctify your body, thus finding within it a divine temple.
XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 12.