One Minute Reflection – 23 November – Today’s Gospel: Luke 19:45–48 – ‘My house shall be a house of prayer’

One Minute Reflection – 23 November – Today’s Gospel: Luke 19:45–48 – Friday of the Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of St Columban (543-615)

And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”…Luke 19:45-46and he entered the temple and began to drive out - luke 19 45-46 - 23 nov 2018

REFLECTION – “Have I learned to watch over myself, that the temple of my heart is only for the Holy Spirit? Purify the temple, the inner temple and watch. Be careful, be careful: what happens in the heart. Who comes in and who goes out, the feelings, the ideas… Do we speak to the Holy Spirit? Do we listen to the Holy Spirit? Watch out. Let us be attentive to what happens in our temple, in (us) ourselves.”…Pope Francis – Santa Marta, 24 November 2017let us be attentive - pope francis 23 nov 2018

PRAYER – Lord God, in the life of St Columban you combined a zeal for mission and a love of the monastic life.   May his prayer and example, prompt us to love You above all things, to listen and respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit who teaches us to be true ‘stones’ of the temple, building up the Body of Christ.   May we always we aware, that our actions affect the whole building of Your Church.   Grant us the grace, that by our lives, we may strengthen and increase the household of the Faith.   We make our prayer through Christ, our Lord with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever columban pray for us 23 nov 2018


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