House of Worship

John 2: 13-22

“Take these things away; you shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”

When I was in Jerusalem, we walked among the ruins where this story took place.  Our guide, David, told us that the money changers were making a profit converting the money.  Jesus was annoyed that they were making a profit when the travelers were returning to Jerusalem for the high holy days.

Did Jesus over act?  Have you ever sought justice when you saw someone making a profit beyond what was reasonable?  (Just go to a ball game, concert or tennis match and buy a bottle of water.)

Even when Jesus knew his days were numbered, he was still trying to show us how to live.

Prayer:  Holy God, Remind us that we can make a profit without going overboard.  Teach us how to treat each other.  Guide us to keep our eyes on the cross.  Amen