Today we hear the story of Jesus chasing the money changers and the animal sellers out of the temple, and he says to all of them, “Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” and he states to them: “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Jesus redirects them to where their focus should be at the temple – on God, and now more specifically on God in Christ Jesus our Lord. May we too be so brave as to stir things up for the sake of the Gospel, knowing that with our focus on the crucified Christ our joy will always be abundant.

Stirring Things Up for the Sake of the Gospel