When faith causes scandal

Each time and each culture has its reasons to believe. In the past, philosophers asserted God's existence and reasonable nature of faith. 

Today, psychologists propose faith as a means to mental health and personal fulillment. 

We Christians want faith put into life, answers our questions, and give us comfort, assurance, strength . . .

But what happens when faith causes scandal? How do people react when people of faith commit unreasonable acts? On a typical day during business hours, Jesus overturned a marketplace in a very unreasonable manner.

And through his rage, he revealed himself as the Messiah.

This Sunday we turn an incident in John's gospel that revealed Jesus as the Messiah: the cleansing of the Temple. 


When faith causes scandal

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