Vatican City, Mar 4, 2018 / 05:03 am
Like Jesus cast out the merchants from the temple in Jerusalem, we should drive the desire for personal gain and advantage from our hearts, replacing it with love, Pope Francis said Sunday.
"We are called to keep in mind those strong words of Jesus: 'Do not make a market of my Father's house.'"
"They help us to reject the danger of making our soul, which is the abode of God, a marketplace," the Pope said March 4, "living in continuous search of our personal profit, rather than in generous and supportive love."
Speaking before the Angelus, Francis noted that "this teaching of Jesus is always relevant, not only for ecclesial communities, but also for individuals, for civil communities and for societies."