Originally delivered on March 6, 1988
Readings: Exodus 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17; Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25
In today’s first reading, we hear the ten commandments and in the Gospel we hear of Jesus’ anger about the marketplace in the temple. But in this homily, Fr. Healy explains that Jesus wasn’t angry with the fact that they were selling things. Rather, Jesus was angry because those selling things were over-charging the patrons, perhaps even at the expense of their dignity, security, and peace of mind. In this homily, we are challenged to look at the unjust arrangements that still exist in our current day. More importantly, if we see unjust structures, we are called to do something about it, individually but also collectively.