Sunday, April 5, 2009

Made Uncomfortable in Our 'Faith'

"And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." (Matthew 21:12,13)

Whatever other significance we attach to this episode in Jesus' Life. It shows us that there is that He is the One who expects something radically substantial from the people of God. Where that is missing, we see something radically different from the benign, inoffensive and timorous Character who makes us comfortable in our complacency.

This is the Jesus who troubles those of us who want a convenient religiosity and a faith that sanctions our compliance with tradition, commerce and custom.

We have to live with the fact that we can dismiss Him; but He does not excuse us!


Anonymous said...

My belief is that the money changers were thrown out because they were commercializing the belief -you might relate more to this -maybe Christ through them out because they adulterated the belief with a political philosophy

Gerald Britt said...

Anonymous 7:53,

Thanks for proving my point...