Tuesday 22 November
Saint Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr
on Tuesday of week 34 in Ordinary Time
Gospel – Luke 21:5-11
“When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, Jesus said, ‘All these things you are staring at now – the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be destroyed.’” Before God who became man, they are speaking about the beauty of the manmade temple where God is believed to be present. This happens also in our life. We don’t see where God is really present, but we see the beauty of manmade things where God is supposedly present. We don’t see “Jesus” present in the poor in the city, but we speak about the beauty of the Cathedral in the city. We don’t see “Jesus” present in the Word of God, but we speak about the beauty of the Bible made in leather and printed in beautiful fonts. We don’t see “Jesus” present in the Eucharist, but we see the beauty of the chalice. Let’s reflect: am I seeking Jesus where He is really present or am I seeking Him in the superficialities?