CCC 584 Jesus went up to the Temple as the privileged place of encounter with God. For him, the Temple was the dwelling of his Father, a house of prayer, and he was angered that its outer court had become a place of commerce.1 He drove merchants out of it because of jealous love for his Father: “You shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade. His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’”2 After his Resurrection his apostles retained their reverence for the Temple.3
CCC 2640 St. Luke in his gospel often expresses wonder and praise at the marvels of Christ and in his Acts of the Apostles stresses them as actions of the Holy Spirit: the community of Jerusalem, the invalid healed by Peter and John, the crowd that gives glory to God for that, and the pagans of Pisidia who “were glad and glorified the word of God.”4
1 Cf. Mt 21:13.
2 Jn 2:16-17; cf. Ps 69:10.
3 Cf. Acts 2:46; 3:1; 5:20, 21; etc.
4 Acts 2:47; 3:9; 4:21; 13:48.