Discovering the Ten Commandments as an Expression of God's Love [Sunday Reflection]

Added 2 March 2018 by Jeff Cavins

In this week's Encountering the Word video for the Third Sunday of Lent, Jeff Cavins discusses how the Ten Commandments are an expression of our loving relationship with God.

The readings are:
First Reading: Exodus 20:1-17
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 11
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25
Verse Before the Gospel: John 3:16
Gospel: John 2:13-25

Sunday Gospel [Jn 2: 13-25]

Since the Passover of the Jews was near,
Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves,
as well as the money changers seated there.
He made a whip out of cords
and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen,
and spilled the coins of the money changers
and overturned their tables,
and to those who sold doves he said,
"Take these out of here,
and stop making my Father's house a marketplace."
His disciples recalled the words of Scripture,
Zeal for your house will consume me.
At this the Jews answered and said to him,
"What sign can you show us for doing this?"
Jesus answered and said to them,
"Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up."
The Jews said,
"This temple has been under construction for forty-six years,
and you will raise it up in three days?"
But he was speaking about the temple of his body.
Therefore, when he was raised from the dead,
his disciples remembered that he had said this,
and they came to believe the Scripture
and the word Jesus had spoken.

While he was in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
many began to believe in his name
when they saw the signs he was doing.
But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he knew them all,
and did not need anyone to testify about human nature.
He himself understood it well.


Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins

Maple Grove, MN

I teach scripture, lead pilgrimages to Israel and developed The Great Adventure Bible Study Series.

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