To get started this week, watch this video: I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
Share your “highs” and your “lows” for the past week with each other.
The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?”Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
What surprises you or engages you in this reading? What do you make of Jesus’ “righteous anger”? What is it like seeing Jesus like this? Is it OK to be “angry” if it is for a good cause?
Pray for one another.
Special prayer requests: Pray for those who are fighting injustice around the world.
Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each one’s forehead.