DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Fear of Jesus”: In today’s Gospel, the chief priests and scribes were afraid of Jesus’ , passionate Teachings and Actions, which were attracting large crowds away from them. So, they began a scheme to kill Jesus. Ponder on, “Do we rationalise and justify our attitudes, behaviours and lifestyle, to compromise our faith in Jesus?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
When Jesus reached Jerusalem, he went into the Temple and began driving out those who were selling and buying there; he upset the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who were selling pigeons. Nor would he allow anyone to carry anything through the Temple. And he taught them and said, ‘Does not scripture say: My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples? But you have turned it into a robber’s den.’
This came to the ears of the chief priests and the scribes, and they tried to find some way of doing away with him; they were afraid of him because the people were carried away by his teaching.