I don't think this story is simply about Jesus getting angry. Jesus got angry. I get angry. It's ok to get angry. That misses the point. There’s more to this story than that. And I don't think it's about the animals or the moneychangers being in the temple. Jesus surely had to have known they were there. He grew up as a faithful Jew going to the temple. He didn't show up this day and say, "Wow! There are animals and moneychangers here. I didn't know this. This is wrong." The animals and moneychangers had always been there. That's how the system worked. It was business as usual for them to be there.
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Stone By Stone God Rebuilds Our Temple – A Sermon On Luke 21:5-19
The collect and readings for yesterday, proper 28C, the twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 21:5-19. When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated…
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