Headed out for my walk, update later.
Route: Deadend and back
Time: 25 minutes
Average heart rate: 122
Max heart rate: ? - now my watch just died. grrrrr
Up 2.4 pounds from last Sunday :(
Word of the day:
Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
This ancient basilica commemorates the first public site of the “mother church” of Roman Christianity—a large meeting hall on the Lateran Hill donated by the Emperor Constantine. It was dedicated in 324 under the title “Church of Our Savior.” Later, the ancient building was replaced by a new church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, popularly known as St. John Lateran. This is the pope’s church in his role as bishop of the city and province of Rome.
Since the Passover of the Jews was near,
Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves,
as well as the money-changers seated there.
He made a whip out of cords
and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen,
and spilled the coins of the money-changers
and overturned their tables,
and to those who sold doves he said,
“Take these out of here,
and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
His disciples recalled the words of Scripture,
Zeal for your house will consume me.
At this the Jews answered and said to him,
“What sign can you show us for doing this?”
Jesus answered and said to them,
“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
The Jews said,
“This temple has been under construction for forty-six years,
and you will raise it up in three days?”
But he was speaking about the temple of his Body.
Therefore, when he was raised from the dead,
his disciples remembered that he had said this,
and they came to believe the Scripture
and the word Jesus had spoken.
Thoughts from the cornfield:
When a person lives authentically, every action flows from that person's core beliefs. Here we see one of the few instances of Jesus exhibiting righteous anger. The key word here is "righteous." This is not the anger of one who has lost control, but rather the anger of one who sees a wrong being committed against God's people. In this case, the poor were being disenfranchised. If they couldn't afford the temple offering, they couldn't enter. Jesus, in overturning the tables and driving out the moneychangers, is far from being out of control. So is God, for that matter.
God bless our troops!