Create A Clean Heart In Me

broken-heartJesus angrily drives the moneychangers from the temple area. How are we to understand this zeal for my Father’s house? It’s quite a contrast to our image of Jesus as teacher and healer.
Since the temple was already destroyed when John’s Gospel was written, this scene helped the early Christian community to believe in the Resurrected Christ – the everlasting Temple of God’s covenant. As our Lenten journey continues, we might reflect: Am I zealous for my faith? Do others see me as a passionate believer? Cyprian Consiglio’s Create in Me A Clean Heart (Psalm 51) animates our video reflection.