Church of St Francis of Assisi

Church Bulletin 15 February 2015

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Weekly Reflection

Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, cattle and sheep as well, scattered the money changers' coins, knocked their tables over and said to the pigeon sellers, "Take all this out of here and stop turning my Father's house into a market."

John 2:13-25

This week's Gospel speaks of Jesus driving the commercial sellers out from the Temple. The Temple is recognised as the dwelling place of God. While it is not wrong for the commercial sellers to set up their wares in the Temple (people need to change coins with money changers to donate to the Temple and animals were bought as sacrifices), Jesus must had seen something that infuriated him for him to chase the sellers out. Whatever it was, it must be something sinful because Jesus hated sin more than anything.

Our bodies are also the temples of the Holy Spirit. When we fill our bodies with vices, we pollute the temple. When we fill our bodies with holiness, it becomes a living testimony to God who is dwelling in us.

In this Lent, may your body be a living testimony to God. Let it become holy by offering God with alms giving, fasting and prayer.