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'Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!' Sunday Reflections, 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B

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From The Gospel of John (2003) directed by Philip Saville GospelJohn 2:13-25 
The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”continue reading the gospel Christ Driving the Moneychangers from the TempleRembrandt, c.1626. Pushkin Museum, Moscow [Web Gallery of Art] In 1990 I went to renew my driving licence in Dublin. It took about twenty m…

The Folly of Debating God

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Lenten Reflection for April 10 : GN 17:3-9PS 105:4-5, 6-7, 8
The Scribes and Pharisees are presented with a conundrum when they argue with Jesus in the temple. They are  the religious experts of their day. They know the scriptures inside out and upside down and keep every letter of the law. Yet in their arrogance, with only their human wits to guide them, they are clueless about the true nature of the God they are supposedly worshipping. continue reading> image-The Holy Trinity, miniature from the Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany, Queen consort of France (1477-1514).