February 26, 2018
The gospel of today often makes people question, “Is this my Jesus?” It seems out of character for Jesus, an act that we may regard as angry and violent. Jesus, as God-made-man, Jesus knows our human weakness, and he comes to us as our Lord and Saviour to give us His divine grace to help us to ‘perfect’ our humanity. It is written at the end of the Gospel, “He understands human nature well.” However, especially during this Lenten season, Jesus calls us to purify ourselves in keeping with God’s will, as was His intention in chasing out the money-changers and vendors from the Temple. Only then can we receive His Word and, with His grace, act on it. Yes, this is our Jesus!