What Holds My Interest

Greetings on this the Third Sunday of Lent Year B
Readings: Ex 20:1-17; PS 19:8, 9, 10, 11; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25

Note: The Lent subperiod of compunction ends on Friday of the Third Week of Lent. Hang in there!

Today the readings contrast the reading of the ten commandments with the cleansing of the Temple. On Friday the highest commandment is reestablished as the highest expression of the divine life in our lives.

Tell the “I caught a fish” story from Athol Dickson’s book The Gospel according to Moses.

Commandments

Two are about how we relate to God – One God, not worshiped in hypocrisy.
One about the meeting place with God – Sabbath.
Seven about how we treat one another.

While the first two are the first two, we can say 70% of divine law is how we treat one another. I think it is a focus of the Lord.

Proclaim Christ Crucified

What seems foolishness to us, is the divine wisdom.
If God has a weakness it is his love for us.

Verse before Gospel

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.

Gospel

House of Prayer or a House of Alliance and Advantage?

Jesus proves his authority to clean the temple with his prophecy of his death and resurrection.

Zeal – what am I zealous about?

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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