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Zeal For His House Would Consume Him

Updated on March 8, 2021

The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High” ~ Psalm 46

On this the day that our Church celebrates the dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, we revisit Jesus in the temple as he drives out the vendors and money changers, essentially re-setting or “rectifying” the temple in advance of his seminal moment (John 2:13-22). Jesus’ body would in essence serve as the new temple, and just as our 1st Reading (Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-8, 12) paints vivid pictures of “water flowing out from beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east” as well as “the water that flowed down from the southern side of the temple south of the altar”, so too would water flow from the side of Jesus’ pierced and crucified body, mixed with the blood and sweat of his cruel passion, the brutal ransom for the sins of mankind. The torn-down temple of his body would indeed go on to be raised in 3 days.

In today’s 2nd Reading (1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17) Paul reminds the people of Corinth that they are in fact “God’s building,” explaining how his teachings and letters, galvanized by the Gifts of the Holy Spirit working within him, were merely meant to build the foundation of the bodily temple. Knowing that he would soon be moving on to his next destination, Paul warned them to be careful as to how they would subsequently build upon that foundation, and that Jesus was of course the only true path to salvation. Destruction would be the tragic fate that awaited those who rejected Jesus’ teachings.

Today’s anniversary reminds us of the power and wisdom of God, which flows through Christ’s Church into the world. It’s made manifest in dynamic charitable organizations such as the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Stephens Ministry, the gift of the Eucharist, the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary, the pouring forth of the Holy Spirit, the Communion of Saints, and in so many other glorious ways.

“Dear Lord, make us ever mindful that your very Spirit dwells within us. May we look to serve and glorify you in all that we do” ~ Amen


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