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 emeritus of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Out of Step with God: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Numbers (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2019).
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