Apocalypse 10:8-11; Psalm 119; Luke 19:45-48
“My house shall be a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers” The house of God is the Church, it is a sacred place for worhip that requires utmost reverence. Often times we treat this sacred place like circular halls. Usually, Catholics are instructed to genuflect when they enter the Church because of the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Today many Catholics lack this simple spiritual courtesy. There are many other abuses in the Church such as; noise, indecent dress, misuse of phones, sacramental abuses and the likes. Beloved in Christ, we come to the house of God to pray and not to play. When we pray we eat the scroll as we have it in the first reading; when we pray the bitter taste of the scroll is is converted to a sweet taste that signifies the glory of heaven that awaits us.
Let us pray
God, we pray that our hearts would learn how to rightfully fear you. We bow before you, acknowledging you as Lord and Savior of lives, praising you for your might, your sovereignty, your power, your strength, your mercy, and your justice. We thank you for your unending love even when we are undeserving. We stand in awe of you. We surrender our hearts to you. We put you first, Lord. Amen.