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Lenten Poems – In My Father’s House (8)

El Greco, Christ driving the traders from the temple (public domain)

El Greco, Christ driving the traders from the temple (public domain)

As we see in today’s reading, Jesus called for true worship of his Father. We can picture the ruckus he must have caused among the people in Jerusalem, with all the gossip and discussion afterward – not only of driving out the merchants, but in his cryptic remark about raising the temple in three day. We with hindsight know what he means, but try to place yourself back in the temple, imagining the confusion and intrigue his words would have caused.

In Jerusalem

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