From the Pastor's Desk ~ March 3 - 4, 2018
Mar 2, 2018
My Dear Parish Family,
In today’s Gospel Jesus overturns more than money tables. He overturns the Jewish understanding of the temple from a building “under construction” to his own body. He overturns our understanding of death from the end of life to the beginning of new, risen Life. He overturns our very selves from an empty lot of unbelief to a beautiful edifice of believers. We are God’s new construction and God overturns all challenges while building us into living signs of divine Presence and saving works.
By overturning those aspects of our human nature given to pride, self-centeredness, anger, jealousy, greed, God builds us into living signs of divine Presence and saving work. We become the new temple, the Body of Christ, given over to humility, compassion, forgiveness, healing, service, love. What is at stake is bringing to beautiful completion the construction of God’s new temple.
In Christ’s Peace,