Nov. 9: Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome

Hans Memling, The Resurrection, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 15th cent.

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12
Responsorial Psalm: 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
Second Reading: 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17
Gospel: Jn 2:13-22

Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up (NRSV, John 2:19).’

Let us pray.

Father, Jesus rose from the dead by power received from you but which he had made truly his own. We too shall pass through physical death not by some special invervention but because we have accepted your life and made it our own. We, like Jesus, will rise from the dead by our own power. Father, thank you for the gift of your life which truly becomes ours. May we grow in that life in every situation in this world and in the world to come.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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