St. Agnes of Assisi
Christ cleared out all the distractions and temptations in the temple to create a place just for God. Life today has even more distractions to keep us out of church and away from prayer. What would Christ clean out of your temple?
One more thing: Christ did some serious housecleaning in today's gospel. I know just how he felt. There are days when I get frustrated trying to keep a tidy and nice home. The reason I am so concerned about keeping my home neat and orderly is that it brings peace. Christ inspires me to persevere in teaching my children good housekeeping habits.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, You are an example to me of getting rid of everything that is not of God. Help me to recognize when my spiritual and my physical lives are getting cluttered with things that separate me from you. Bring peace and order into my home and my family. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Agnes, pray for me.