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COMMANDS OF CHRIST


 

 

DRIVING OUT OF THE TEMPLE

Right belief is followed by love of God. Knowledge of God's commands is followed by obedience to those commands and, eventually, love of God. 

If there is no obedience to Christ's commands, there is no love of God. If there is no obedience to Christ's commands, then there is no right belief. There is wrong belief.

Those who have right beliefs are the temple of God. From them, prayers addressed and heard by God arises. They are characterized by one mind, because of their right beliefs, and one heart, because of their love of God. These are the ones that pray in spirit and truth.

The sellers in the temple are those seeking their own ends within the Church. They are symbolized by those selling and buying. But the whip of their own sins will drive them out of the temple . . . all because they are not praying as they should be.

St. Augustine

 

 

(10-27-02)

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