The Gospel according to Mark records two things Jesus did on Monday of the last week of his earthly life: He cursed and dried up the fig tree, and he purged the Temple.
He got in a lot of trouble for what he did in the Temple.
He would be in trouble, nowadays, for what he did to the fig tree.
—Patrick Henry Reardon
Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Christ in the Psalms, Christ in His Saints, and The Trial of Job (all from Conciliar Press). He is a senior editor of Touchstone.