Sunday, March 11, 2012

John 2: “Jesus…found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money changers seated there. He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area.” Zeal !!! John breathlessly tells us this story (the first half of the full passage is only one sentence in the Greek original of the gospel) because he wants us to understand the zeal with which Jesus drove away from the temple area anything that was not of God. With the same zeal, Jesus wants to enter our hearts and drive out anything that keeps us from knowing and drinking deeply of the immensity of the Father’s love. We fill our lives with many things that are not of God, and Jesus wants to drive them away. Let’s allow Him to cleanse us of our idols, of anything at all that takes us away from the immensity and simplicity of God’s love.
March 11, 2012 
Msgr. William J. King

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