lundi, novembre 10, 2008

Branford Clarke

"So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!" His disciples remembered that it is written: zeal for your house will consume me." (John 2-13)

I think of Jesus anger as a prophecy for modern times, our global world having been turned into a market. I can hear Jesus saying to the financial districts of the big cities: "How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!". It was not only a reaction against the mercantilism that has entered the Jerusalem temple, but an accomplishment of old prophecies and one sign for today, resoundind all over the world... The making a whip probably takes a few minutes; I see it as a cinematographic focus. It shows that Jesus anger was more than a fly into a subit rage, it was a sainte colère.

Ereverend Toog