Sunday, March 3, 2024

The Expulsion of the Merchants from the Temple

The Expulsion of the Merchants from the Temple
Pau Morales
Third Sunday of Lent (B)
Gospel text
Jn 2:13-25
Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated there. He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
Gospel's Commentary
Today, Jesus acts in an exceptionally overwhelming way. It is the Temple! It’s His Father’s House! Jesus is patient, merciful, gentle, but… here disrespect is not allowed. - Our churches are the “house of Jesus”. Respect, silence, contemplation. It’s His House! He awaits us there!

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