On Tuesday

It was on the Tuesday that he let them have it.

If you had been there you would have thought that a union official was being taken to task by a group of mobsters. Or that the chairman of a  multinational corporation was being interrogated by left-wing activists posing as shareholders.

They wanted to know why, and they wanted to know how.

The questions they asked ranged from silly childish speculations about whether you would be a bigamist in heaven if you’d married twice on earth, to what was the central rule of civilized behavior.

They knew the answers already…or so they thought, otherwise they never would have asked the questions.

And like most of us they were looking for an argument with no intention of a change of heart.

So he flailed them with his tongue…those who tried to look interested but never wanted to be committed.

And that was on the Tuesday…the day when he let them…let us…have it.

From: Stages on the Way, Iona Community Wild Goose Resource Group

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