Holy week. The last week in the life Jesus, the son of a carpenter from the small town of Nazareth (now part of the Palestinian Territories). It was a week that New Testament writer, N.T. Wright describes this way: “Jesus was called to throw himself on the wheel of world history, so that, even though it crushed him, it might start to turn in the opposite direction.” So much seemed so unholy about it when it played out in real time:
Weeping women, coward friends,
dirty cloaks and mob actions.
Tired mules, lonely dreams
Prince of peace betrayed.
Kangaroo! The court’s in session
liars rant in
Swooning souls and swollen eyes
Someone take his mother’s side.