When Jesus came into Jerusalem, everyone was celebrating. It was a joyous moment. The King had arrived.
But their cries were political cries. Hossana. A political solution.
To my problems.
Jesus, though, had another agenda.
Jesus, as always, lead by the Spirit, makes his way straight to the Temple. And there he drives out the money changers. This is a fiery Jesus, not an impotent philosophical prophet.
I find the order of events interesting.
The Court where Jesus drives out the money changers is the Court of the Gentiles. The only place in all of creation where the whole world can come to worship God under the Old Covenant.