Like a magnet, Jesus is drawn to Jerusalem. Yet he knows that the leaders of the city are going to reject him and put him to death. Rather than fear, Jesus is sad when he thinks about what is going to happen.
But then he becomes angry. When he arrives at the city and enters the very heart of it, the Temple, he notices how the religious leaders have made a flea market out of it! He overturns the money tables and sets the animals free. Jesus is angry at the way his Father’s house is being treated.
Simple, poor people hang onto Jesus’s every word; only he brings life to them. Each day when you read the Scriptures, God speaks to you. Hang onto God’s words, just as you used to cling to the hands of your mom and dad when you were a little child.
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels. This being Year C,
the third year in the cycle, we generally read from the Gospel of Luke.
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