18TH NOVEMBER 2022
HAVE WE MADE OUR HEARTS A DEN OF ROBBERS?
If for being honest we would realize that many things are fighting for our attention in life. We have relationships to manage, financial burdens to settle, business to work and other things that need our attention. Unfortunately many of us put God in the last place on our list of preferences this is clearly manifested in the Gospel, where people do not come to worship God rather to make money. While those other needs are valid but God must be first in our lives.
Similarly we have all been made temples of God through Baptism. We ought to be true and living temple of God though there are a lot of business transactions taking place in our hearts and minds that Christ has to settle before He enters in his temple, our hearts. Reborn, we become vessels of his mercy. Before our baptism we were sanctuaries of the devil; but our baptism we merited the privilege of being temples of Christ.
God, does not dwell only in structures made by Human Hands (Acts 7:48) but rather he dwells in the souls made according to his own image and fashioned in his own hands. When Christ comes he banished the devil from our hearts, in order to build in them a temple Himself, a house of prayer. Do we wish to welcome Christ with joyful celebration in our hearts? Then let us not destroy the living temples of God in ourselves by works of evil. Whenever we come to church we must prepare our hearts to be as beautiful as we expect the church to be; do we wish to find church clean every Sunday? Then let us not soil our souls with the filth of sin for it is the temple of God!
Do we wish our church to be full of light every time we come in to pray? Jesus too wishes our soul that is His temple not to be in darkness, but let the light of good work shine in us. Just as we enter our church building, Our Lady of the Rosary, so God wishes to enter our souls. (2 Cor 6:16).
May God bless you and keep you always in his love!Happy Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul!