The New Temple

Jesus made a whip out of cords, and drove out those who have turned His “Father’s house” into a “market-place” and a “den of robbers”, along with their merchandise, spilling the coins of the money-changers and overturning their tables (Jn 2:14-17; Mt 21:12-13; Mk 11:15-17; Lk 19:45-46). He cleansed the temple of Jerusalem out of “zeal”, fulfilling the words of the Scripture: “Zeal for Your house will consume me“ (Ps 69:9).

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Triumph in the Desert

After several centuries of slavery in Egypt, God heard His people’s cries and sent His prophet Moses to save them from Pharaoh’s hand and guide them to the promised land. They wandered the desert for forty years on their way, and succumbed to every single temptation. Each failure was a betrayal of their God that had saved them.

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