Thought of the Day November 18, 2016

By 10:03 AM

"Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, 'It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.'"(Lk 19:45) Jesus was reminding the people that the Temple was sacred to God, as a place of worship in his presence, not a place for other things. By Baptism I became a temple for the abiding presence of the Lord. But to what extent have I made my temple a den of thieves by allowing sin to take root in me? Complacency towards true worship was expressed by what the Temple had become. Does not that same attitude pervade my heart when I am complacent about sin in my life? Even after Jesus made his statement in action, business as usual resumed. Is that what happens in my  own life? I go to confession but the reality of a firm amendment is short-lived as business as usual resumes. In the Temple they wrongly justified serving two masters. For the sake of my eternal salvation I cannot do the same, as Jesus so clearly warned.

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