Monday, March 25, 2013
a prayer for Holy Monday
I think I can see that you were not just angry but also hurt that they had turned the sacred, simple, holy place into a market – the way we in our society make everything into a market. Lord I was raised to be a consumer; I was taught that money and market forces really determine everything. You judged all that, and tried to clean it up.
And not just our consumer culture, but also our vapid, twisted religiosity that thinks a few prayers will get you to do our bidding and otherwise you will leave us be. I am as weary as you were with a thin, self-indulgent faith. Clean up my soul, and your church.
Lord, this Monday is a hard day, but I would not live it without your righteous frustration with the way we get it all wrong. Your house, and my house, shall be called a house of prayer. Amen.See More