Commentary on the Gospel of


People were admiring how the Temple was adorned with fine stonework and rich gifts. There was pride in having such a majestic Temple because for the Jews this Temple represents their identity as nation. Jesus’ intervention must have been an anticlimactic comment when he predicted the destruction of the Temple. But why be afraid and disappointed? God’s temple will no longer be a fragile structure and the kingdom that will reign will no longer fall. Jesus will reign and will emerge victorious and we’ll no longer be identified with a mere structure but will become part of the one Body with Jesus as our Head.


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