What you must think of us, Holy One.
Here it is our Holy Week–
the week we vow to re-member:
our own culpability
our own tendency toward shame and blame
our own denial
this week of all weeks
we open ourselves to repentence
we invite you in to help us find
the courage and wisdom to break the pattern
To prepare our hearts and minds for redemption.
And yet–here we are.
Using terror for political gain
pointing a hand full of fingers at anyone but ourselves
Crying crocodile tears for yet another mass killiing
while gorging ourselves on the kernels of a bottomless bowl of media.
Forgive us, Holy One.
Forgive us our trespasses.