We started Holy Week on Sunday waving palms. Some were colored and cut from paper. Some were clipped from a Yucca plant. Some were blessed by a priest, then taken home to hang on a front door.
Now it’s Monday. If you’re using your “Holy Week at Home” box, we’re reading the story of Jesus in the temple (Mark 11:15-19). In the story, Jesus is angry because the the temple is being treated like a shopping mall instead of a place of prayer. Merchants are selling pigeons, haggling over goods, and cheating customers out of their money.
Woody Guthrie was an American songwriter and folk singer. You might know his song, “This Land is Your Land.” He also wrote songs about Jesus and social justice. This is one of them.