Cleansing Fire

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Jesus, a Nice Guy

May 28th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

I would just like to share, briefly, the gist of a homily I heard today. Those of you who watched EWTN’s Mass, or went to one around the DoR, will have noted that the Gospel is that which deals with the cleansing of the temple. The Mass I attended had a priest presiding (rare, I know), who gave this little bit of insight which is ideal for us who zealously seek to restore reverence to our own “temples.” And, no, I wasn’t anywhere remotely close to Our Lady of Victory, so don’t even think about it.

“We see Jesus get angry. Now, don’t get me wrong. Jesus was a nice guy. A great guy. He got hungry, because He was fully man, and He probably got cranky too, because He was fully man. Some of you are probably thinking, ‘God shouldn’t get angry like that. It’s scary.’ Well, what we see today in the Gospel is called ‘righteous anger.’ Would that we be consumed with the same passion to cleanse our parishes of the abuses we see perpetrated in the sight of God. What clearer directive do we have, friends, than this? God cleansed His own temple. Imagine all the pigeons flying out, all the coins rolling down the temple steps, and why? Because God’s anger was brought upon these perpetrators of sacrilege. He will not permit Himself to be profaned, and that is what drove Our Lord’s divine anger.”

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