Serving the Word: 24th November


Luke 19, 45-48

“My house is a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves”.

A very human tendency of all ages, including our own, is to try to control God, thinking that in this way he does not control us.

That is why we locate his presence in a certain place and dedicate certain times to him. But God always surpasses us and goes beyond our human schemes of things.

He does not need material temples because his true temple is in the heart of every human being. Nor does he need specific times because the worship he wants is in spirit and in truth. Of course it is necessary that we have special places and times to meet him. But let us never lose the sense: each person is a living stone in the sanctuary that God wants.

You are also one of those living stones. May the sanctuary of your heart be a place where the Lord continually dwells. Ask Him to cleanse it of everything that hinders you from meeting him and to remove from it everything that could turn it into a marketplace or a business bank.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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