177. I am bleeding

Life is unfair.  Yes, yes, we all know it.  It is such a well-known little platitude.  Can nobody think of something original?  As a matter of fact, no.  Why not, you may ask?  Well, since bitterness and inner pain is one of the oldest destructive forces on the face of the earth.  It has been…

93. In the thick of things – a corrupted people.

In the second chapter of John, following the joyful miracle at the wedding in Cana, the scene is set for a dramatic confrontation at the core of Judaism (John 2:12 – 16). It is the Passover feast in Jerusalem. In the Gospel of John, Jesus makes frequent visits to the Temple and to Jerusalem. Jesus…