Marking Holy Monday to Wednesday

Our Jesus figure has arrived in our living room Jerusalem

Our Jesus figure has arrived in our living room Jerusalem

 

Following is a way you can mark Holy Monday to Wednesday in your home, especially

if you have not been lighting candles through Lent, and now extinguishing them

through Holy Week:

 

Monday of Holy Week:

Symbol – place a small toy table (such as from a doll’s house) overturned in a spot

            easily noticed, such as on your own dining room table

Read –  Luke 19: 45-48 together (try and find a picture to go with this story, such

             as from an illustrated Bible);  talk about the story and what is happening –

             the tables overturned and people driven out of the Temple by Jesus are

             those who exchange money for visitors and those who sell some of the birds

             available for sacrifice (see Mark 11: 15-16);  many of these exchangers and

             sellers would take advantage of those who visited the Temple for their

             own profit

 

Tuesday of Holy Week:

Symbol – place a coin, such as a quarter or dollar in the same spot as the overturned

             table

Read –   Luke 10: 20-26 together;  talk about what is happening in this story –

            the question the scribes and chief priests put to Jesus about paying

            taxes is to try and trick Jesus into saying something for which they

            could have him arrested but his answer both avoids that danger and

            makes the point, as every Jew would know, that everything belongs

            to God

 

Wednesday of Holy Week:

Symbol – place a few small coins, such as pennies or nickels, in a small bowl with the

              other symbols from Monday and Tuesday

Read –   Luke 20:45 – 21: 6 together (try and find a picture to go along with this story);

             talk about what is happening in this story – a commentator has said that

             perhaps watching the widow give all she had to live on helped Jesus give

             all he had just days later;  note what is said is happening to widow’s in the

             first part of this text [widows were some of the most vulnerable people in

             Jesus’ time on earth] and what Jesus says will happen to this corrupt system

             at the end of this text

 

 

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