In today’s Gospel, we read about signs that Jesus offered during his ministry.  

Jesus and his disciples traveled to Jerusalem, where they entered a temple. Upon doing so, the men were confronted with moneychangers and sellers of oxen, sheep, and doves.  

Immediately, Jesus put an end to these activities. He drove everyone out of the temple and said: “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” 

Those driven out of the temple asked Jesus: “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 

Jesus says: “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”  

The people were confused, but the disciples listened. In time, they understood. Our Gospel tells us that Jesus was referring to the temple of his body—foreshadowing his death and resurrection.  

What does this Gospel mean for us during the Lenten season? For us at CMMB, this reading reminds us to keep our eyes open. If we look hard enough, we might find signs all around us.