Friday, 9th November, Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

John 2:13–22

The Passover of the Jews was near, and
Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle,
sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip
of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the
cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their
tables. He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of
here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” His
disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume
me.” The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?”
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it
up.” The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six
years, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking of the
temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered
that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus
had spoken.




can I clear the junk and clutter in my heart to provide a sacred space for God

Can I recall an experience lately that I see the
meaning of an event only in hindsight?