A Lent Reflection for Wednesday 3.10.2021 by Leanette Pokuwaah

Today's lectionary reading: Psalm 84; Ezra 6:1-16; Mark 11:15-19

Selected passage for reflection: Mark 11:15-19 (The Message)


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Mark 11:15-19

15-17 They arrived at Jerusalem. Immediately on entering the Temple Jesus started throwing out everyone who had set up shop there, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of the bankers and the stalls of the pigeon merchants. He didn’t let anyone even carry a basket through the Temple. And then he taught them, quoting this text:

My house was designated a house of prayer for the nations;

You’ve turned it into a hangout for thieves.

18 The high priests and religion scholars heard what was going on and plotted how they might get rid of him. They panicked, for the entire crowd was carried away by his teaching.