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Run Time: 12:41. Gospel: Jn 2:13-25.
The Psalm Father mentioned was Psalm 19.
…God desires that we develop our own talents. That we try to improve our relationship with Him, with one another and build up society for good. Because our relationship with God is not just this way, but it is also this way. And that is part of the unique thing about Christianity, it’s not just ‘Jesus and me’ – it’s Jesus and me and the Church and building up the world. That’s why the command of Christ is so radical. Not only love God, but love neighbor – Neighbor as yourself. That is God’s will. Most of the time it’s perfectly clear if we just think about it.
And so, today we are given this opportunity then as we are almost, we are a third of the way through Lent – to contemplate this great truth: that … or one of the concepts of Lent is that Christ desires this relationship with us and it’s been made perfectly clear by the way, not only [how] he lived his life, but that He went to His passion for our sake. And that when we celebrate Easter, we celebrate not only His victory over death, but that great love that He has shown for us that is given to us as the promise for what is to come. What is to come? Promise of eternal happiness and joy and bliss with Him, in eternal communion with Him, in heaven.