27 Tue Nov 2007
The true temple
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For 27 November 2007, Tuesday of 34th week, based on Luke 21:5-11
When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said, â€œAs for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.â€ They asked him, â€œTeacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?â€ And he said, â€œBeware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, â€˜I am he!â€™ and, â€˜The time is near!â€™ Do not go after them. â€œWhen you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.â€ Then he said to them, â€œNation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
27 November 2007 @ 8:01 am
Elyse, I was moved to hear your voice and enter into your wisdom this morning – here, far away in New Zealand. I appreciate that you called me again into the particular ‘temple’ that we are invited to at this time of year. Thank you for this. I pray for you.
28 November 2007 @ 6:33 am
Your homily of the day was so inspiring and meant so much to me as I continually must remind myself that even the male hierarchy are not the church. God is above all and even above the church, and we are temples of God. We must not forget, for the Holy Spirit comes to all, if we just listen.