From today’s gospel reading:
Jesus found in the temple area those who sold
oxen, sheep and doves, as well as money changers seated there.
He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple
area.... To those who sold doves he said, "Take those out of here,
and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace."
Jesus reveals the righteous anger God feels when what is good and
intended to help people gets infiltrated by human greed. While mercy
is always available to those who seek it, still we cannot forget
Jesus’ indignation when he meets injustice and any restrictions on
those seeking God.
So we ask ourselves: