Year A - Holy Week Monday or Clarification Week Monday
April 14, 2014
In the John passage for this day we are warned of the Chief Priests, the gatekeepers in any religion or other institution. They will go to any extreme in the present to keep whatever power they perceive that they have.
This is exactly the danger when we set Jesus as a High Priest. He becomes the setter of a next litmus test. Did you say, “All I need is Christ Jesus” and click your heels three times? Did you do the right thing without thinking about its rightness and get a free pass to heaven, without passing hell, and collect 200 Salvation Points? Did you profess the correct creed out of the hundreds and thousands proposed and serially enforced? Did you remember it is a formal covenant and not a relational connexion that makes all the difference (well it is something beyond a former understanding even if less than a next understanding).
So how do you play the High Priest card? Is it not just as silly and dangerous as wanting a king even after G*D described the perils to and through Samuel? Yesterday’s parade aside, Monday brings more questions than answers. This work week is different than yesterday’s recreational Game of Palms (Thrones).