Gentle, meek, mild, insipid.
What kind of Saviour is that?
Not someone we’d respect.
So why is it shocking to discover
that Jesus is a man of passion,
seized with righteous anger,
wielding a whip,
driving out those
who drive out others,
and make God’s house exclusive?
Why should we be surprised
that Jesus doesn’t just speak out
but takes action to ensure
that all people, everywhere
have access to the love of God?
And that, following this feisty man
means that we too
must be people of action.