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!» (Read the whole passage here).
Jesus has come a long way from the wilderness to here. We began Lent as Jesus went for 40 days in wilderness to do what God has always done… to search for God’s people in the desert. But this time we weren’t there. So Jesus returned to civilization to begin his preaching and teaching. Last week, Jesus began preparing his disciples for what was to come — death and resurrection. And Peter would have none of it. Peter’s fears got in the way of seeing what God was up to.
Today, Jesus strikes out for a place very opposite of the wilderness. Jesus heads straight to…
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