Cleansing the Temple

Added 2 March 2018 by Bishop Robert Barron

The Temple, for Old Testament Jews, was everything. But St. Paul, who lived for many years in Jerusalem and knew the rituals of the Temple very well, told the Corinthians that their bodies were temples of the Holy Spirit. The account of Jesus cleansing the Temple in this week’s Gospel, brought together with Paul's insight, provides us with a wonderful Lenten meditation. Let Jesus swing that whip of cords around the temple of your body; it’s time for a spring cleaning of the soul!

Bishop Barron Homily for March 4, 2018
Third Sunday of Lent [Year B]

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


Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron

Los Angeles

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of LA.

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