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Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Many great civilizations and cultures are now left in ruins. There is little or nothing to remind us that they existed. Many of their structures remain buried, waiting to be excavated. This is what Christ prophesied of the temple—”Time will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.” This temple was destroyed by the Romans in 66-70 A.D. This prophecy continues to be fulfilled in history. Kingdoms, powers and ideologies come and go.

But there is another destruction Christ foretells. It is the destruction of the kingdoms we have founded within ourselves which is founded on our plans and ambitions. They can be destroyed any time by carelessness, by the indifference of the other or even by natural disasters. They are precarious. Our house is built on sand as Jesus mentioned in Matthew. “Rain came down, the floods rose, gales blew and struck that house and it fell.” But anyone who listens to the Word of God and acts upon it, that house is built on rock and nothing can destroy it.

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