Friday, November 20, 2015
Turn over the tables of injustice
"Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things..."
"Pray-As-You-Go" this morning asks the question, What was it that made Jesus so angry in the temple that he flew into rage like this? What would have caused him to react so powerfully, turning over their tables? In thinking about it, I'm pretty sure it was greed that was making Jesus so mad. The merchants and money-changers were cheating the poorer people and not giving them a fair shake. People who were offering sacrifices in the temple needed to purchase birds and other items relating to their offerings and they were being taken advantage of by the merchants and money-changers. It makes sense to me. Jesus was all about the little guy, the poor widow, the downtrodden, the outcast. Can we get passionate about these same folks today? Can we get our ire up about injustice and people being mistreated in our day? What tables of injustice can we turn over on our Friday? That sure seems to be Jesus' passion...shouldn't it be ours, too? Love, heidi