Vatican City, Nov 22, 2013 / 10:56 am
In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the many reasons that we gather together to pray, noting that of all of these, the praise and worship of God should take priority over everything else.
"Above all to worship, in the temple they worship the Lord. And this is the most important point," the Pope emphasized in his Nov. 22 daily homily.
Pope Francis directed his reflections to those present in the Saint Martha guesthouse of the Vatican, where he has chosen to reside.
Centering his homily on the day's first reading from the first book of Maccabees in which the ancient Jewish temple in Jerusalem was being re-built, the Pope highlighted how "The temple is the place where the community goes to pray, to praise the Lord, to render thanks, but above all to worship."