Worrying Wantage Wanderings (Part I) (read again)
Worrying Wantage Wanderings (Part II) (read again)
After arriving in Jerusalem on "Palm Sunday", the cheer-welcomed Jesus did not entirely embrace political correctness. The temple was the centre of the religion of the Jews, but it had become a bit of a commercial rip-off zone.
So the next day, "gentle Jesus, meek and mild", brandishing a whip, threw the whole job lot out! Religion had become stale and meaningless; corruption was rife, even amongst the temple staff, and God had been sidelined from people's personal lives. Sounds rather familar?
"My father's house should be a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves."
Religion, and more particularly each individual, needed to change.
But the authorities saw this as "the last straw".