Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent – Year B

The Season of Lent is supposed to jolt us into thinking about our lives. One of the big jolts is the scene we encounter in the Gospel today – an angry Jesus with a whip in his hand! This is an image which goes against the traditional image of Jesus –  man who is meek, loving and compassionate. It seems to be so out of character and because we do not see it often we may be tempted to dismiss it. That would be a mistake.

Jesus’ anger teaches us three lessons about anger being sinful/bad, about looking at what makes us angry and being measured in our response when we are angry.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 18; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 & John 2:13-25

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Fr Russell Pollitt SJ

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is the Director of the Jesuit Institute and is interested in the impact that communications technology has on society and spirituality. He regularly comments on South African Politics and various issues in the Catholic Church. @rpollittsj
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