He said to them, “It is written, `My house shall be called a house of prayer’;  (Matt. 21:13)

“And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD,
to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants,
every one who keeps the sabbath, and does not profane it,  and holds fast my covenant —
these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.    (Isaiah 56:6-7)

These are two more passages from Sacred Scripture that show the concept of “the content and unity of scripture”.  Jesus is quoting Isaiah when he is in the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. Jesus proves for us the truth of the prophecy of Isaiah.

So the question for us is: How do we treat “His house”? Do we really consider it and respect it as a “house of prayer”? Do we keep the Sabbath day Holy by coming to His house and praying there? Praying and participating in the Holy Mass, where Jesus is offered by the Priest as a sacrifice on the alter?

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