Holy Week Reflections 2024: Holy Monday

Hymn  Love inspired by Anger by Andrew Pratt

Reading Mark 11:15-18 (NIV)

15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’a]? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’b]

18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.

Ponder: take a look at a world map, or perhaps you have a globe in your home. What are the issues affecting the world that make you angry. Perhaps write them down

Prayer read by Hilary Small

Lord, we bring our faults and failings before you.
We’re sorry for the times when we’ve been angry without cause,
or for the wrong reasons.
Forgive us for being so used to cruel and unjust practices
that they no longer arouse our anger.
As we journey with you through Holy Week,
help us to try harder to be your true followers.