IT WAS ON MONDAY
Based on Matthew 21: 12-13
“It was on Monday that religion got in the way.
An outsider would have thought that it was a pet shop’s fire sale.
And the outsider, in some ways, wouldn’t have been far wrong.
Only, it wasn’t household pets, it was pigeons that were being purchased.
And it wasn’t a fire sale; it was a rip-off stall in a holy temple bartering birds for sacrifice.
And the price was something only the rich could afford. No discounts to students, pensioners, or social security claimants.
Then he, the holiest man on earth,
Went through the bizarre bazaar like a bull in a china shop.
So the doves got liberated and the pigeon sellers got angry.
And the police went crazy and the poor people clapped like made,
Because he was making a sign that God was for everybody,
Not just for those who could afford him.
He turned the tables on Monday…
The day that religion got in the way."
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