Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
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This was the first time I ever noticed that Jesus took a "look around at everything." Very difficult to know exactly what that moment was about. It was noteworthy enough for Mark to mention it. It has the feel of saying - what Jesus is about to do, he did with eyes wide open. The time would come soon enough for the drama of the most profound event in human history to play out. Time to pause. Time to spend one more night with the people with whom he had spent acres of dirty roads and mind-blowing evening conversations. Henry David Thoreau once said that he went to woods because he wanted to live deliberately. Jesus chose to enter into our dark woods because he wanted to live deliberately. Jesus knew what he was doing and he didn't want to do it. Yet. There was something bigger than what he wanted. There was this relationship with God. Jesus was willing to be a part of our everything even when it hurt. Even when it would get him killed. What wondrous love is this?
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Holy God, I am breathless in the presence of the one who is so in love with the likes of us. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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