Of course in my Back Pew way of looking at things I have imagined and illustrated a few of these temple violators. There were The Temple ..
- Money Changers ... Were these ATMs?
- A Temple Bird Salesman, the ...
- Slinkee and Pet Rocks table, and the 'standard'
- Bible Bobblehead vendors
All these and more turned the temple into as Jesus called it "a true den of thieves". So I guess frustrated was a true understatement as I will call Jesus state of mind The Temper in the Temple.
Then Jesus frustration of this broken world where on Monday the Temple was shameful, and the fig tree bore no fruit.
Simple emotions for someone like me but deeper and more complex for our Savior as his foretold arrest and crucifixion were only days away.
While my cartoons are a smirky look at very real biblical events my prayer is we remember the Holy Week. Remember and honor the amazing truth of salvation realized between that first Palm Sunday and that first Easter morning.