Monday, April 6, 2009

Memorial Reading for Monday, April 6, 2009

Luke 19:45-48; Matthew 21:18-19; 21:12-13

Nisan 10, 33 C.E.
And he entered into the temple and started to throw out those who were selling, saying to them: "It is written, 'And my house will be a house of prayer,' but you made it a cave of robbers."

Furthermore, he went teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal ones of the people were seeking to destroy him; and yet they did not find the effective thing for them to do, for the people one and all kept hanging onto him to hear him.

While returning to the city early in the morning, he got hungry. And he caught sight of a fig tree by the road and went to it, but he found nothing on it except leaves only, and he said to it: "Let no fruit come from you anymore forever." And the fig tree withered instantly.

And Jesus entered into the temple and threw out all those selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. And he said to them: "It is written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a cave of robbers."