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Easternization is the justification of the Kingship of God and the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

After triumphal entry into Jerusalem (celebrated annually on Palm Sunday), Jesus arrives at the Temple and finds that it is being used for selling everything from weapons to prostitutes and drugs. He is furious and demands that the merchants and money changers leave the temple. Angry, disconsolate, and tired by his burden, Jesus wanders off but is confronted by lepers, cripples, and beggars, all wanting to be healed. Even though he heals some, their number increases, and he is overwhelmed. Unable to solve everyone's problems, Jesus tells the crowd to heal themselves.

The narrative of Jesus driving the moneychangers from the Temple is a metaphor standing for self-enlightenment: It is an incitation for everyone to focus on the essential, to rid oneself of needless and superfluous things and thoughts, and to perform such self-cleaning permanently.

Furthermore, the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gives a wedding feast for his son (Matthew 22:2), and wedding resembles high time, defined as a long-awaited event, an appropriate time, or past the appropriate time, i.e. the time beyond the proper time but before it is too late, none too soon: Do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep (Romans 13:11).

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