St Leonards Church
Artificial intelligence and understanding our limitations
In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!
Can you imagine either being one of the disciples or someone from Jerusalem in the temple court when Jesus did this? Was your stall one of those he turned over? Were you trying to buy a sacrifice offering? What if you were a strange trying to change your money? Did Jesus frighten you, the studied way he took cords and made a whip and drove the money changers and others from the Temple. Did you understand what Jesus meant or were you puzzled. Why was this man of God driving the traders out of the temple courtyard?
Rev’d David Pycock