November 12, 2016
33rd Sunday - C
“Do Not Follow Them”
The people in this Gospel passage admire the temple's “costly stones and votive offerings.” Their admiration for the temple is limited to the external things.
Do they pay attention to the God who dwells in that temple?
So often, we allow ourselves to be caught up in the temporary and external things, even if they are good. We even put our hopes and trust in things that do not last for ever.
We also put our hopes and trust in people, who are like us, merely God's creatures. They are not the Creator or the Savior themselves.
As a result, we might fail to see the God who gives us all good things and all blessings out of love for us.