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In this week's Gospel, we hear about Jesus driving the moneychangers out of the temple and admonishing them for misusing (or exploiting) a place of worship. What may seem like a rare fit of anger is actually Jesus demonstrating a real passion for his faith.
We can all follow the example of Jesus and show more passion for our faith. Of course, we don't have to go overturning tables and chasing away sheep and oxen.
But consistent participation in services at our church or place of worship is one way to demonstrate our passion for our faith. Volunteering to help out with church functions and activities is another.
Focusing on putting God and others before ourselves will, strangely enough, lead to our own true happiness and fulfillment.