Why is it difficult for many of us to think of Jesus feeling and displaying anger? Do we believe he had human emotions but, in our minds, limit him to the gentle, kind, and loving ones?
Sunday’s Gospel about Jesus cleansing the Temple can challenge us to recognize that Jesus was fully human and shared in all human emotions. In this case, he expresses anger about his Father’s house being turned into a marketplace. His disciples recall the words of Psalm 69: “Zeal for your house will consume me” (10).
How do you share your difficult feelings with God in prayer?
How do you express your own zeal for God’s house in
Your parish church?
The Body and Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist?
The Christ in other people?
Your own body as a temple of the Holy Spirit?
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