What’s with the Whip

I used to think that this scene on Jesus “cleansing the temple” as it’s often referred to, gave us license to take the whip, so to speak, to overturn any number of injustices as we perceive them. But one right puts a whole different perspective on this for me. Paul Shupe says, “The text pushes us to imagine Jesus entering our own sanctuaries and overturning our own cherished rationalizations and driving us out in the name of God”. How appropriate that the season of Lent offers us the freedom to confront this reality of our own brokenness.

Reading John 2:13-22

 

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