“My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers.” How do we defile God’s temple? Paul reminds us that we ourselves are God’s temple. What is it that we need to sort out? How are we called to renew the worship offered in our hearts? As we see the re-consecration of the temple in the Book of Maccabees let us rededicate ourselves to the faithful worship of God.