Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Friday, December 8th, 2017
People appear to put in many a mile, or kilometre, for their shopping, thus it is a marathon they are on this season. It’s quite an odd game—a mad rush to get to the finish line marked by December 25th.
I was walking today on Bloor and a thought came to my head. If Jesus was walking right next to me, I would like to see the expression on his face when he sees that it has all come down to this. He just may do what he did when he entered the temple and, angered as he was, turned over the tables and let vendors have it.
The quote from the gospel of Matthew 21:12-13 reads like this:
Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. ‘It is written,’ he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,” but you are making it “a den of robbers”.’ New International Version-UK.
The shops on Bloor are not places of worship, but for merchandise. However, a fiasco—or nothing short of one—is in our midst. An event, formerly celebrated as the birth of a person whom we refer in Sanskrit to as a shaktyavesh avatar (a God-empowered person), has turned into a very mundane time. It doesn’t have to be like this, Sweet Jesus.
With him at my side, (I’m dreaming really, but if he were) I would say, “You do have the faithful ones, but for a lot of folks I may have to say something you said, “Forgive them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34).
May the Source be with you!