ENTER MY HEART (John 2:13-25): 15 March 2009 (Third Sunday of Lent)

ENTER MY HEART (John 2:13-25):  15 March 2009 (Third Sunday of Lent)

Today’s Readings

Dear Jesus,

Is my heart a temple or a marketplace?

This morning I read about the Cleansing of the Temple, and I can’t help but feel disturbed. Did you really have to get that upset about what you saw in the temple?  It’s a little bit frightening to see you like this–driving out people, whip in hand.  This expression of anger is a far cry from your usual gentle and patient self, an image we all prefer for obvious reasons.