Reprise of the 3rd Sunday Homily – Cleansing Temple & Selling Out… [audio]
Yep. It’s not just musicians who sell out. Actors, actresses, politicians, we clergy, you name it… One temptation we all face is to align ourselves with someone/something that will seemingly make life easier, make us look better, get others to cheer. Yep. Happens all the time.
So, what does it mean that Jesus drove out the marketeers? Here’s a different way to look at it. Perhaps it will help prepare for Holy Week.
He made a whip out of cords
and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen,
and spilled the coins of the money changers
and overturned their tables,
and to those who sold doves he said,
“Take these out of here,
and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” (John 2)