We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading the first part of Chapter 21 of St Matthew’s Gospel.
As Jesus approaches Jerusalem he makes preparation for his entry. The crowd welcome him with shouting and by waving branches. He enters the Temple and overturns the tables of the money-changers and them heals the blind and the lame. Jesus tells the first of two parables about a vineyard where he speaks of tax collectors and prostitutes entering the kingdom of heaven because they respond to God’s mercy.
‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.