Monday, 10 April 2017
after the triumphant entry
So what happens after the triumphant entry of Palm Sunday? Business is booming again the Temple: is that when, Jesus, You overturned the tables of Jerusalem's economy? You snuck in and snuck out more than once. We sure feel we are pussy footing around the terrorists, the atheists and the liberals out to get us. What was in the mind of John? The incident is almost his first report. What was in Judas mind? Others thought You were the one to rid us of our enslavement to authorities at this time. Is that what Simon the Zealot thought? Simon the Rock would follow You to the grave he thought. Desert never! Thos the Twin will doubt the Way, even though he'd said let us die with You. Phil needed to see the Father too. Matt must have been glad he'd left his tax table and remembers now a lot of parable teaching on financial prudence like cramming for a final. Others wanted to place well in Your Kingdom. More than one woman wanted to anoint You already.You promised the Spirit of God. The fish had had in its mouth the coin to pay the temple tax. A widow had lost and found an important coin. But a coin had on one side the image of authority to which tribute due. However the widow gave her last coin to Your treasury. What is going on in my mind? Triumphal business, go for the glory, is much more appealing than suffering and death. Am I ready to take up my cross this morning? Do I have Prudence? Am I ready for Your return? Do I see in the Creator's face the plan for this Earth? Does the Spirit flow though me, am I a fruitful branch on the Vine? We know how You died and rose again. You did not set up Your Kingdom on Earth. The Father's will must be done. We only have to ask for the Holy Spirit and Wisdom, She comes. The Lord bestows the strength to pass the test they throw at us. If we tend Your garden it will bloom. If we are wise stewards, love and virtue will prosper. You will not leave us in limbo.