Father Rick’s Two-Minute for Friday, 33rd Week in Ordinary Time,
November 24, 2023, Luke 19:45-48
A House of Prayer.
A house of prayer is a sacred place of communing with the Lord. Every time I enter this holy place, I must remind myself, “This is Jesus in the Tabernacle.”
Have you ever considered how powerful the Blessed Sacrament is in the Tabernacle? Sometimes, we hear, “Whatever people gained while in church, they lost it all in the parking lot when Mass was over.”
We would indeed be so ashamed to think, say, or do some things in front of Jesus in the Tabernacle that we do outside the church.
Why not realize that He stays with us when we receive Him in Holy Communion? And just as valid, others bear Christ in their souls, so they deserve even greater respect from us. Is there any difference in our behavior outside of the church and the buying and selling happening in the temple when Jesus cleansed it?
The Gospel Challenge:
As the Lord Jesus enters our temple, our soul, let us ask him to cleanse us and keep us pleasing to him throughout the day as we are in His Presence in the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle. To the world, we are His Tabernacle.
IGNITE THE FIRE.
Please join me in praying for all baptized Catholics to be faithful to Jesus in the Holy Mass every weekend. Hail Mary, full of grace…
Peace be with you.
Fr. Rick Pilger, I.C.