Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Pharisees asked when the Kingdom of God would come. Jesus said to look around. At Passover time in Jerusalem, the Lord saw the outer Temple area turned into a marketplace and ransacked it. Gentiles could only worship in that outer area, and Jesus wanted it returned to holy purpose. The Lord came for everyone. Ten lepers realized that Jesus had cured them, and the Lord commented that only one, a Samaritan, returned to give glory and thanks. Our readiness to welcome the Lord when He comes again includes persisting in prayer and forgiveness. Jesus came to build a Church—people as a temple of worship filled with the Holy Spirit. How often do we regard ourselves as works in progress and ask God to increase our faith?