Jesus Clears the Temple: Matthew 21:12

This profound poem was shared with me today by another Seeker. I am honored to share it with those looking for deeper spiritual growth and intimacy.

Curriculum of the Spiritual Life

Don’t stop with the cheat at the table
or the liar standing in the way;

Just like You upset the advantaged few
or the in-on-it many;

Come and clear out the orgy in me,
Your house of prayer.

“Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” 1

Extricate the tentacles of false delights,
Extract the poison of false passions,
Extinguish the heat of false fires.

No. Don’t stop now.

Just like You hovered over the chaos
in primordial times;

Make this moment an eternal one
and make it holy unto Yourself.

“Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

Inspire life into those dormant reaches,
Impute rightness to the wrong turns,
Inject the joy of restored relationships.

Or, is it too late to ask forgiveness,
yet again and again?

To sonar Your fathomless mercy,
To sound out in a terrible wilderness,
To echo deep…

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2 thoughts on “Jesus Clears the Temple: Matthew 21:12

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