As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, let us start developing a zeal for being Church as soon as we realize that the Church is not a building but a people, a people called by God to be the body of Christ and the temple of the Holy Spirit.
As people called by God, we start recognizing that living this life according to our own becomes totally empty. We cannot cause our own lives. Let us refer to the One who gave us life.
We are being shaped according to the body of Christ. Now reflect on the cross - if we don't desire for this cross as the means of our salvation, we are not aligned with the body of Christ who was placed on top of the cross.
We become the new temple of the Holy Spirit where God dwells. From our lives emanate the very radiance of the holiness of God.