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Today's Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Fri. Nov 21, 2014 : Revelation 10:8-11; Luke 19:45-48

Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things. For all of us who imagine Jesus as a rather meek, passive guy who said nice things about loving each other and turning the other cheek; and for all of us who have learned that being angry and expressing our anger is somehow wrong -- let us pay attention to this Jesus. This Jesus is clearly offended, angry, upset, irritated and annoyed, and he expresses it in no uncertain terms. He lashes out at the merchants. He kicks over the tables of the moneychangers. “Get out! This sacred place is not meant to be a shopping mall!” Grant us wisdom in expressing our anger, O God.