Jesus and Zacchaeus
Zacchaeus was a rich tax collected who wanted to get Jesus' attention and had to climb a tree because he was short. Jesus saw him and other people were upset because he is a sinner. Zacchaeus showed Jesus that he gave half of his wealth to the poor, he also repays anyone fourfold if he defrauds them (presumably on accident). Jesus said salvation has come to him.
Wait, so Jesus said that this guy is good, but he only gives half of his wealth to the poor and not all of it. Doesn't that still go against the whole "give away all your money" thing from yesterday?
The Parable of the Ten Minas
A rich guy gave some servants money while he was away and told them to do business with it. One guy made a 10 fold profit and was praised, as was the guy who made 5 fold. But one guy was scared of losing the money so just held onto it and gave it back when the rich guy got back. He was upset he didn't make any profit. He took the money from him and gave it to the guy who had made the most profit. There was complaining that he took money from the poor and gave it to the rich, and he said that is the way it goes.
Again, seems like a turn from the give away all your money from yesterday, now it is "make wise investments and you will be rewarded" or something.
The Triumphal Entry
Jesus gets a colt that no one has ever ridden on before and rides it into Jerusalem.
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
Jesus foretells of the destruction of Jerusalem.
Am I reading that right?
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Jesus drove people out of the temple who were there to sell stuff, then he did teaching from the temple.
don't use your church for profit, sounds good to me.