Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent…March 7, 2021

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

Exodus 20:1-17    Psalm 19:8-11    1 Corinthians 1:22-25    John 2:13-25

“they’ll know we are Christians by our love”

Jesus shows us in this gospel that His temple is to be a place set aside from worldly things.  When we go to church we should be able to find a common ground with others, set aside from worldly cares.

When I was involved with Cursillo, we were told to “Make a friend and bring that friend to Jesus.”  It seems so difficult in our cultural climate today to even find that common ground to stand on to “make a friend.”

I know that there are many societal issues that are very important and must be addressed, but can we have a place of common ground where we can stand together, pray together and be friendly?

Help me, Oh, Jesus to leave behind the prejudices, fear and angers of the work-a-day world when I join my voice with yours in your temple.  Thank you, Jesus!