House Cleaning

Middle Ages Portrayal of Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple
1610 Cecco del Caravaggio

Greetings on this the Friday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Readings: RV 10:8-11; PS 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131; LK 19:45-48

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.” And every day he was teaching in the temple area. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words.

In politics, I wouldn’t try to improve upon this scripture application in sacredness or artwork.

As we near the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. Thus this Gospel is a good preparation for the celebration!

house of prayer

My End of Liturgical Year reflection.

  1. Is my house a house of prayer?
  2. Do I drive from myself things that are for sale?
  3. Have I put myself up for sale?
  4. Do I teach Christ crucified and resurrected?
  5. Am I willing to be put to death?
  6. What is my purpose?

Diakonia

Diakonia means service among others for their benefit alone.

2020 A Year of Examination

When I preach on Sunday it will be the simple test Jesus provides:

Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.

That’s it. That’s the measure.

Crazy year indeed. Love lost, friends in crisis, entire throngs of people searching for food and work. And so many stepped up! I have never seen such generosity in years!! Bravo!!

I mingle with multiple communities of Lake Worth Beach, Florida. With 100% certainty I can say God is at work and the conversion of hearts from stone to flesh is on full display.

May your cup of water be for your eternal refreshment.

Peace be with you,

Deacon Gerry

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