12 Jesus went into the Temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the stools of those who sold pigeons, 13 and said to them, “It is written in the Scriptures that God said, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer.’ But you are making it a hideout for thieves!”
14 The blind and the crippled came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. 15 The chief priests and the teachers of the Law became angry when they saw the wonderful things he was doing and the children shouting in the Temple, “Praise to David’s Son!” 16 So they asked Jesus, “Do you hear what they are saying?”
“Indeed I do,” answered Jesus. “Haven’t you ever read this scripture? ‘You have trained children and babies to offer perfect praise.’”
17 Jesus left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.
In James letter he mentions that faith without works is dead. Jesus own teaching says by their fruits you shall know them. This is an example of Jesus putting that into practice. If you have ever wondered how the church is meant to impact the world this is it. We are meant to make a difference.
What kind of difference do you plan on making today?
Today’s thought-for-the-day is from Norman
Why not pop down to the second LENT BREAKFAST at Church this morning – starts 9am