Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:1-13
Picture: Triumphal Entry
- How did the people receive Jesus when He entered the city?
- What would it have been like to be there?
- What did Jesus think of the temple?
- How can we make the temple, chapel, and our homes a ‘house of prayer’?
“The Lord drew boundary lines to define acceptable limits of tolerance. Danger rises when those divine limits are disobeyed. Just as parents teach little children not to run and play in the street, the Savior taught us that we need not tolerate evil. “Jesus went into the temple of God, and … and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers.” Though He loved the sinner, the Lord said that He “cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance”…
“Our commitment to the Savior causes us to scorn sin yet heed His commandment to love our neighbors. Together we live on this earth, which is to be tended, subdued, and shared with gratitude. Each of us can help to make life in this world a more pleasant experience…
“Unitedly we may respond. Together we may stand, intolerant of transgression but tolerant of neighbors with differences they hold sacred. Our beloved brothers and sisters throughout the world are all children of God.”
Elder Russell M. Nelson, Teach Us Tolerance and Love, April 1994 General Conference