He spoke to those selling doves, “Take these doves out of here. Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
In Sunday’s gospel Jesus acts dramatically to cleanse the temple of those who change money for paying temple tax and those who sell animals for sacrifice, necessary functions for Israel’s religious practice at the time. “Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace,” he commands, pours out their money and overturns the tables. Such a disruptive act might claim headlines today.
Where do buying and selling get in the way of appreciating God’s presence in your life?
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