And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “Holy to the Lord.” And the pots in the house of the Lord shall be as the bowls before the altar. And every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holy to the Lord of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come and take of them and boil the meat of the sacrifice in them. And there shall no longer be a trader in the house of the Lord of hosts on that day.
Reflection. People define somethings as secular and somethings as sacred. Did you notice that even bells on horses (so the horses themselves) are sacred, and every cooking vessel is made holy to the LORD. This begs a question or two: is everything to be regarded as sacred? Can we ever again see anything as solely secular? Extending this into our time, wherein we live under the Risen Christ, those questions take on even more meaning. Try pondering the following; given that the offer of grace is common to all, what does that say about sacred or secular? Makes me wonder about how I treat people, how I treat the world I live in. A theologian, Karl Rahner, wrote about 'common grace' in the way that the sun shines on the wicked and the righteous alike.
Sacred or secular? Holy bells on horses. Holy pots...
Prayer. Lord Jesus, send your Holy Spirit to help me to see and to be holy. Amen