The Monday of Passion Week
Mark 11:15-18 On the next day Jesus and the 12” came to Jerusalem. “And He entered the temple and began to cast out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who were selling doves; and He would not permit anyone to carry goods through the temple. And Jesus began to teach and say to them: ‘Is it not written, MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR THE NATIONS?’ But you have made it a ROBBERS” DEN.’ And the chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for all the multitude was astonished at His teaching.”
Four very short days later, the very ones that were ‘astonished at His teaching’ now shouted: “CRUCIFY HIM”!
As we reflect on the Passion (Suffering) of our Christ during the last days of His earthly Ministry…what do our actions and our words cry out? HOSANNA! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!”…or “CRUCIFY HIM!”