33th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Friday, 24th November 2023

Daily Word Of God

Luke 19:45-48

Jesus went into the Temple and began driving out those who were busy trading, saying to them, ‘According to scripture, my house shall be a house of prayer but you have turned it into a bandits’ den.’

He taught in the Temple every day. The chief priests and the scribes, in company with the leading citizens, tried to do away with him, but they could not find a way to carry this out because the whole people hung on his words.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus was furious at the money changers who were cheating inside the Temple. Evil has permeated the sacred space where God is being worshipped as the almighty; praised and thanked as Saviour and Lord.


  • Let us strive to keep our church a holy place and not turn it into a secular auditorium for concert or a place which does not remind us of God’s sacred presence.


  • Lord, may we always reverence Your Word and give You the needed praise and that rightly belongs to You. May we keep in mind what You told Moses, “This is sacred ground . . . Be still and know that I am God.”