Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Reflection for Wednesday November 9, Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome; John 2:13-22

John 2:13-22
Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated there. He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, Zeal for your house will consume me. At this the Jews answered and said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and you will raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his Body. Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe the Scripture and the word Jesus had spoken.
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Reflection:
A temple is a house of prayer so it is sacred; therefore Jesus has every right to be angry for they used the house of God as marketplace.

Our bodies are temple of the Holy Spirit what are we doing with it? Do we recognise the presence of the Holy Spirit in our bodies by nourishing it with prayers? Do we recognise the presence of the Holy Spirit by our pious presence at Holy Mass?

We must at all times feed our bodies with what is Holy and Godly; we must shun any form of immorality and lust. Let us always remember that God has created us for one sole purpose and that is for Him to always dwell in us. How can we invite the presence of God in our lives if we defile our bodies with acts of hedonism? 

We will certainly grow in faith and wisdom once we nourish our bodies with what is Holy and Godly. Being Holy and Godly means that we nourish our bodies with the words of God this we can do best by reading our bibles so that we would know more about God. 

We always have to try our best to make our bodies clean of any worldly and spiritual defilement in doing so we always are ready to accept the Holy presence of God in our lives. -  Marino J. Dasmarinas  

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