On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 23, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

How Holy is the Church of your heart? How Holy is the Church in which you worship in?

Are you bargaining, trading, swindling? Is your mind cluttered with worldliness? Insatiable desires? Are you speaking when you should be praying? Are you listening to His Word for you or engaged in private chatter? Are you singing with the choir of angels or singing the tunes of the world?

Pray then that the Lord drives out all that is unholy from within! Allow Him to cleanse, purify and restore what was once Holy and pure. So that you may receive the living Word of God as it should be received. Bringing light where there is darkness, sweetness where there was bitterness, fruits where once was laid barren, life where there was only death!

Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading

Apocalypse 10:8-11
I was told to swallow the scroll, and to prophesy

I, John, heard the voice I had heard from heaven speaking to me again. ‘Go,’ it said ‘and take that open scroll out of the hand of the angel standing on sea and land.’ I went to the angel and asked him to give me the small scroll, and he said, ‘Take it and eat it; it will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.’ So I took it out of the angel’s hand, and swallowed it; it was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, ‘You are to prophesy again, this time about many different nations and countries and languages and emperors.’

Gospel

Luke 19:45-48
You have turned God’s house into a robbers’ den

Jesus went into the Temple and began driving out those who were selling. ‘According to scripture,’ he said ‘my house will be a house of prayer. But you have turned it into a robbers’ den.’
He taught in the Temple every day. The chief priests and the scribes, with the support of the leading citizens, tried to do away with him, but they did not see how they could carry this out because the people as a whole hung on his words.

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