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'By your endurance you will gain your souls.' Sunday Reflections, 33rd Sunday, Ordinary Time

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Nave of the Archbasilica of St John Lateran GospelLuke 21:5-19  When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said,‘As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.’ They asked him, ‘Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?’And he said, ‘Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, “I am he!”and, “The time is near!”Do not go after them. ‘When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.’Then he said to them, ‘Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven. ‘But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they…

'Zeal for your house will consume me.' Sunday Reflections, Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

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Archbasilica of St John Latera 
 Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome. Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel John 2:13-22  (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada)
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!”continue
Christ driving the money-changers from the Temple, Rembrandt, c.1626 Pushkin Museum, Moscow [Web Gallery of Art]
We are not isolated and we are not Christians on an individual basis, each one on his or her…