Lamb for Sale!

Jesus drives out the merchants from the temple (Monreale Cathedral mosaic)

33rd Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)

Luke 19:45-48 (Mark 11:15-19; Matthew 21:12-13; John 2:13-22)

Lamb for sale: Bargain!
Thirty pieces of silver—
Next to doves, oxen.

Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves” (Luke 19:45-46). 

The Lamb of God who drove out the money changers finally ended up on the auction block himself, alongside the other sacrificial animals.

Reduced to the lamb of mammon, 
By the chief priest cross-examined.
Infinity was sold, 
The Son of God for gold.


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