Today Jesus shows us a very human side to his dual human and divine nature, and it’s something that we all can relate to. “Since the Passover of the Jews was near…” The time of his passion and death was drawing very, very near, and he had spent the past three years preparing the people and telling the people about the kingdom of God. He had loved the people so much- was even preparing to give himself up on the cross- and the people were sitting at their money tables, just chatting away, completely having lost sight of the importance of God’s house. Have you ever felt like Jesus in this situation? Maybe a gift is given and not appreciated? Maybe someone hurts you and doesn’t even know it? Maybe something wrong is happening, and God is calling on you to change things? Maybe you feel like you have no one to back you up, to understand you, or to really love the real you?
It’s really great for me to hear moments of Jesus’ humanity in the Gospels. It’s a great reminder everytime I want to argue with God and tell him that he has no idea what I am going through. (Sounds like the spiritual equivalent of a three-year-old, I know). The truth is, God knows. He gets it. He was human. The best part is that even through our flawed humanness, God loves us. He is completely intrigued by us. We just have to be confident in him, and know this.
You are beautiful and loved.