"We can imagine the commotion, the screaming, the noise of animals, the sound of money falling … as Jesus chases the animals out of the Temple. The money changers shout in fury …. Jesus with a whip, filled with the “zeal of his Father’s house,” cannot bear to see this holy place - where the Jewish people were called to listen to God and be faithful to God’s covenant of love - turned to a place of commerce. ..."
He [Jesus] reveals “something totally new. The Temple of Jerusalem is, and always be, a place of holiness. Now his body, his very being, is the new Temple, the place of holiness where God dwells. Jesus is indicating that life and love and healing and forgiveness will flow from him, through his body, his broken and risen body, for he is the Word-Made-Flesh … God has become one of us through the body of Jesus. … God has pitched his tent among us."
- Jean Vanier, Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John