May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/030815-third-sunday-lent.cfm

Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He 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, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, Zeal for your house will consume me. At this the Jews answered and said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and you will raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body. Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe the Scripture and the word Jesus had spoken. 

While he was in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, many began to believe in his name when they saw the signs he was doing. But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he knew them all, and did not need anyone to testify about human nature. He himself understood it well. 

They did not believe who He was. They had seen His miracles, heard His word but still they doubted, many because He would change their lives. They would be asked to change their life and they were not willing to do that. How has Christ changed your life? Have you allowed Him into your heart and to change you? He is waiting for you to open your life and heart to Him. His life brings you freedom and happiness, why wait? 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, create in me a clean heart, a heart open and ready to receive you and your love. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen 

Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

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