What do I hold sacred?

This day,

what would I have

taken home in my heart?

 Watching

in the outer courts

of the temple;

 tables upturned,

chairs tossed aside,

and currency scattered.

 Jesus

acting out

in righteous anger…

But it lasts only a moment

and then calm.

Directly after

weary souls,

who’s legs do not work,

and eyes that can not see

are carried

or lead

up

those same

steps

slowly,

carefully,

to that sacred place

in the outer courts

of the temple and

placed

into the arms

of Jesus.

He blesses them

and

over

and

over

and

over

the miracles

begin to

take place.

They

walk

and

they

see.

The children

who witness

are overcome

with

pure

unconstrained

emotion

and in their

innocent testimonies,

cry out 

all together:

 “Hosanna to the Son of David!”

Jesus replies:

“Out of the mouth of

babes

and sucklings (infants)

 thou hast perfected praise…”

If I were there,

I would have

hoped for a miracle.

I would have

praised

Him

too.

What is Jesus thinking

as he leaves Jerusalem,

this second day,

on his quiet walk

back

to Bethany as

the sun begins

to slip

down

low into the sky.

 What

do

I

hold

sacred?

(Matt. 21:12-16)

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