Sunday, November 18, 2012
The only remnant of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, destroyed in 70 A.D., is the Wailing Wall. Jewish people pray as their hands touch this relic; they grieve over the loss of their sacred space.
Whether the date of the end of the world is near or far, it matters not: these are the end times. Jesus risen is the New Temple. There is no other place of safety but in Jesus. There is a New Creation because of the resurrection. In this sacred temple, the Holy Spirit will prompt your responses to those coming against you from the kingdom of the world.
Pray for the redemption of those presently lost, that when the temple of their body is taken away, they will be saved and found living forever with the saints in the Heavenly Kingdom.
The Reading for Today
This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary.
We are reading from the Gospel of Mark until the First Sunday in Advent.