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dc.contributor.authorCallone, Paten_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 501en_US
dc.description.abstract"Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out ||Those who were selling things, saying to them, |'It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, |But you have made it a den of thieves.' |And every day he was teaching in the temple area."|Today we see Jesus exercising righteous indignation. We don't see this behavior in Jesus very often. Today Jesus must have felt something like: "I've told them and told them, what My house is to be. And they just keep doing the same things that shouldn't be going on. It's too much." So he drives them out of the temple...and then he goes patiently back to teaching again.|I don't know about you, but for me the top issues in the news media these days seem to be getting worse. Every day we hear about corruption in business, mistreatment of human beings around the world, ways people who seem to be guilty get out of having to take responsibility for their actions, etc. It's certainly not a pretty sight.|According to most of us, these things are not supposed to be going on. If Jesus were walking the earth today, what would He be doing about this? What would He want us to do?|I can't really speculate on what Jesus would do, but He would find a way to continue to teach us by turning our attention to the ways to live a better life. He would teach in parables and give good examples. Those better ways are all around us. We know where they are.|The best we can do is to try to eradicate bad behaviors in our own lives. We need to be honest and truthful in our dealings with our families, in our work life, and our communities. We need to become self-less and help the less fortunate in our neighborhoods and communities. We need to take responsibility for our actions and live the way we know we are supposed to.|It takes courage to do that. I am old enough to remember the Christopher Motto: "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." Wouldn't it be great if each one of us today "lit a candle" to create more goodness in our lives? Each of us could do just one more simple act of kindness, or stand up for truth again, or give recognition to another for his/her good work, and give praise to God for God's goodness in our lives.|So today, think about lighting one more special candle for goodness and truth. We need your light in our darkness. Enjoy!en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Friday, November 18, 2005: 33rd week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitVP for Institutional Relationsen_US
dc.program.unitPresident's Officeen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorCallone, Patricia R.en_US Timeen_US 33en_US
dc.subject.local11 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59en_US
dc.subject.local21 Chronicles 29:10bcd, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcden_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 19:45-48en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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