A Prayer Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND
Third Sunday of Lent-Cycle B, March 11 , 2012
“He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of temple area…”
Jesus, what ticked you off today at the temple?
What a reversal of your usual meekness and humility!
Why the whip cord?
You and the outcasts marginal of your time
Saw the need for the purification of the temple.
Your action was a prophetic sign,
Your cord was a whip of charity,
Your anger was just.
What do you see and think about today’s places of worship?
Do you still see the need for purification?
Lord, give me and others the courage to be prophetic witnesses
in our time and place.
Lord, teach us how to braid our cords into whips of charity,
so we can assist in the purification of today’s temples. Amen.
Lectionary Readings for Third Sunday of Lent 2012
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