Rev. Vickie Miller
Jesus’ response to a visit to the Temple in the midst of this busy, noisy, Passover “tourist season” is utter frustration turned to anger. With so much at stake for Jesus and the people, “business-as-usual” seems offensive.
This can be true for us today. The triviality of our everyday lives sometimes seems senseless in the face of such suffering around the world. But taking a moment inside the scene where Jesus is overturning tables in this “house of prayer for all nations” can offer us a way to see what we actually might do to reassess our own activities and make our own corner of the world (our “temples”) a more welcoming place for all people.