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.
Humanizing the Temple of our Lives
Jesus can see that the temple is filled with animals and moneychangers but is empty of life and soul. Jesus is driving out forgetfulness from our hearts—vivifying, ensouling, and humanizing the temple inside you and me.
Apocalypse – When the Temple Falls
The collect and readings for yesterday may be found here. The appointed gospel is Mark 13:1-8: As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then…