Welcome to our first Daily Reflection session of Holy Week. This week we will be following the Easter Story.
Our Daily Reflection sessions are live on Facebook each weekday at 11am but for those who don’t have Facebook we now have the full recording avaliable over on the St. Mark’s YouTube channel please if you haven’t already subscribe to the channel.
Our reading today comes from Matthew 21:12-17 and continues on from our Palm Sunday Service.
Jesus at the temple
12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 ‘It is written,’ he said to them, ‘“My house will be called a house of prayer,”[e] but you are making it “a den of robbers.”[f]’
14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David,’ they were indignant.
16 ‘Do you hear what these children are saying?’ they asked him.
‘Yes,’ replied Jesus, ‘have you never read,
‘“From the lips of children and infants
you, Lord, have called forth your praise”[g]?’
17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.
We then had a look at what Jesus had done and compared the to some modern day events and asking a good question…..
What Would Jesus Do?
Would he be in church praying, would watch silently or would he be at the front leading the people?
During Holy Week we will be continuing with our Daily Reflections sessions. We will also join together on Maundy Thursday for Holy Communion service at 7pm and on Friday we will join our Deacon Jean Porter at 3pm for a short Reflections service. On Sunday we will join Barry at 7am for a sunrise service and again at 11am for our Easter Sunday Service.
We would like to remind you all that we go live for Daily Reflections session each weekday at 11am over on our Facebook page, if you can, please join us tomorrow. If you can’t join us on Facebook we will upload the video to our YouTube channel shortly after and bring you our readings on here.