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Deceiving Appearances

Imagine the scene: You are in the outer court of the temple. It is Passover, and you have come from Galilee, nearly 100 miles away and you’ve been walking for 5 days. Are you tired? Excited? Are you alone or with friends and family? The temple court is packed with people jostling each other. There’s a lot of trading going on. How noisy is it with all the people and lots of chattering, and bartering? What’s it smell like? But now you need to purchase an appropriate sacrifice to atone for your sins, and you have to exchange some money so you can pay your temple tax. (John 2:13-22)