Today’s Gospel read at Catholic Masses (where the “A” readings were not used) was about Jesus cleaning the Temple. Clearly in this passage Jesus manifests anger. Why is Jesus angry? Why is he throwing tables over and driving people out? Is this anger a sin? But Jesus never sinned! So how can we understand his anger? In fact, there are a lot of verses all through the Bible that speak of God’s wrath, or anger. How can we understand it and square it with his mercy and patience?
I preached a sermon on these topics today here at my Parish, Holy Comforter – St. Cyprian. You can get it here: The Whys and Wherefores of Wrath
A more complete listing of my sermons is here: http://frpope.com/audio/recordings.php