Friday 9 November 2018

About Today Readings

Dedication of The Lateran Basilica.
Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12. Psalm 45(46):2-3, 5-6, 8-9. 1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17. John 2:13-22.

The waters of the river gladden the city of God – Psalm 45(46):2-3, 5-6, 8-9.

‘Wherever the river flows, all living creatures teeming in it will live.’

God dwelt in the temple, and the waters flowing from the temple brought life to the created world around it. This sense of God’s holy presence allows an insight into Jesus’ action in the temple. No wonder he was incensed by what was taking place there. People had lost sight of what was significant. They were so caught up in fulfilling their religious duties and obligations that they lost sight of the life-giving nature of what it meant to be in covenant with God.

We too can forget to attend to God’s holy presence. Let us take time today to rest in company with God.

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