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