Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Mass- Jesus in the Temple

Today we presented the Gospel reading in Mass of Jesus in the temple.

Jesus arrived in Jerusalem for a feast called Passover and went to the Temple. There he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, which the people used as offerings to God. There were also many money-changers, so that pilgrims from different lands could change their money and buy the offerings.

Why do you think that seeing all this made Jesus angry?

The Temple is a place of prayer and yet the money changers and stallholders made it into a place of business. They were charging a high price for their services, which was not fair on those people who did not have much money but still wished to worship God.

Jesus made a whip and drove them all out of the Temple. How do you think all the people felt when they saw this?

Jesus was standing up for what he believed in. He saw something that he did not think was fair or right and so he acted to change the situation.

Can you think of some things that you have seen that are unfair or which are not right?

For example have you seen people being unkind to others or not treating other people as they should? What did you do about it?

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