Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
He strides into the synagogue
Stinking whores, beggars and bandits creeping behind.
The presiding rabbi knows why he’s there.
He’s come to disrupt his Holy Mass.
“I know who you are: The Holy One of God”
The robed demon screams in terror.
The prophet shouts back.
“You know nothing of holiness,
The devil slinks out, tail between legs
To await another day
Leaving the intruder to teach the enthralled masses.
They all wonder:
“Where did he learn to speak like that?
This workman with calloused hands and patched robes
Unschooled like us.
Truth to power
Maybe we can do the same.”
Yes, maybe we can do the same!