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of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Third Sunday of Lent
The Temple of Our Souls
Jesus: “Allow Me to start over asking and complaining. Think highly of Me because the Divine Love thinks highly of you and honors you. I confide in you so you can tell My complaints to others. O souls, love Me and reflect on all that I have done for you. I, the Man-God, plead with you with such simple words. It hurts Me that you so often offend Me. I am so abandoned. What hurts most is that consecrated souls set Me aside. They have no time to spend with Me. They devote their time to everything but to Me. O, you foolish ones! Every minute passes. The time that you devote to Me is never lost. It is saved for an eternity of infinite value. (Jesus) (October 9, 1964)
Today’s Readings: 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. (John 2)
Prayer Meditation- Lord, we can be so taken aback by this Gospel- it does not fit the picture we have of You, meek and humble of heart! But Lord, how often do we do that- put You in a box of our own design because we don’t want to face that there is indeed a marketplace in our own souls that needs a good housecleaning. The Temple was meant to be a house of prayer and due worship of The Living God- our own temples the same. Yet we set You aside and give time, talent, and treasure to everything but You. Time passes and what seemed so important will pass with us. Lord, help us to use this time wisely and live this Lent as if it were our last, so that what is not of You in our lives will be sent packing!