Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel for today…
My Lord , the temple of my body is Yours, I beseech You with infinite humbleness to visit Your sanctuary and drive out all that does not belong there! Cleanse me, because You have the power , the strength, the wisdom to do so ! The years are going by , I feel, that so often my so frequently cherished faults, bad habits‘ roots run deep , Your temple , became a cave of peddlers’ desires frittering away Your will of creation , of fear , standstill ! During the decades I learnt to live together with my sluggish nature, with my dreams within boundaries , with my shortcomings , it cannot be, it's not allowed , that is the end of it ! All these I know are sins , because they limit Your power in the further creation of our world , the spreading of Your life-giving graces! So many things occupy my time in the temple of my body , I shuffle here and there , I fiddle , without You in the midst of all the odds and ends I get lost ! Come into Your own so that You cleanse me, sanctify me with Your everyday teaching, healing holy presence !!!!
Trusting in the grace of God,
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them,
“It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.”
And every day he was teaching in the temple area.
The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words.
Luke 19, 45-48.