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The LOST? What had been lost. In the Great Unsettling. What that Boy in the Temple twenty years before had found lost? As the Joyful Mystery turns to SORROW.

The Promise Land?

Giving EVERYTHING up, like Abraham. For something more. Compare/contrast Passover to The Passion, or Moses to Jesus.


Kid stories? The Culture. To be born into the established world, un-established.  In the story of ORIGIN. To disappear.

The MISSING, after or before the killing. Twenty years later.  What did you know or remember about this young man?  Named Moses.  

With all The MISSING, after or before the killing?

For The BOND. A much more personal Bond. There is this disestablishing in order to establish what was missing.

Leading. The intent. Access to.  The thing you carry.

The MISSING.  The Mystery.  See what was missing.  The boy from Israel, after the split.  Coming to Jerusalem.  In Judah, under The Romans.  Overturning.  The Temple.

The KNOWING. The Boy in the Temple. Twenty years later.  Before the joy turns to sorrow, did you count the Temple in all your Joyful Mysteries?  The SECOND Temple.

Present stories to young kids, growing one day to be people of our Land. The MISSING. The Mystery. See what is missing. Coming back to Jerusalem. Overturning. The Temple.  In giving birth to something.  

Leading, moving the Chosen out of the Land. Disestablishing. NOT ever personally destroying in Egypt the Pyramid/ the Temple.  leading only those able to carry the future.

The Pharaoh.  The concern over Spirit in the Land. The Guardian.  Presence. To light. To rule. Consciousness. To guide.  Like Lot. The Angel, moving the Chosen out of the Land. The first time. Sodom.  Different than in Sodom, Judah.   Looking forward, not back!  The attempt, never personally destroying in Egypt the Pyramid/ the Temple – these sacred places, for families, generation after generation.  

The closeness in the story.  To the Pharaoh, as some kind of sun-god.  So compare/contrast The child Jesus to Moses, inside the Palace.  With this great access, on the Temple Mount. To the SECOND Temple, attempting to replace the first Temple, destroyed.  Before losing your access.  As a result of a simple voice crying out in the wildness, losing his head over the God of Israel. Over the SPLITTING the kingdom over the Divorce of the King of the Jews.  Herod. Disembodied, by Herod.  Jesus, with the followers of The Baptist.

Were you there? That BOY in the Temple, bothered by the SPLITTING. The great Unsettling which came out of splits, seeing and feeling what was missing.  The PLACE in the story.  Coming back to Jerusalem, with the focus always and everywhere on the SACRIFICE of the Firstborn. The everlasting focus, in the Spirit of the Land.  

Remembering. The story of who was there.  Was there crying?  Did you ever  compare/contrast The child Jesus, lost, to his Mother, living inside the Palace” as it were, with Elizabeth and her muted husband. 

The intent.  The Fifth Mystery.   For greater Access to The MISSING.  Leading.  With the Absolute bravery, of a prophet.  On the last day, THERE.  In The SPLITTING of the human and the Divine . . in the  sacrificing the homeland again.  Or the first time away from home, so alone.   Was there crying?

Were you there? With the body? Imagine who was there for The Great Unsettling which came out of splits.  And The Unsettling quiet afterwards. The echo in comparing/contrasting Passover to The Passion.  In the darkness with the solitude of Northern Minnesota, did you feel as if you were there, in the resounding echo, everlasting, of absolute love? In connecting what at first seems unconnected.  In the power of absolute love, so hard to understand, as you lost your first born. Like the Pharaoh had.

 Where you left off.  As the words in the old story became flesh, in another Great Unsettling. Taking or Leaving the Spirit of a place called home.  From where you were left. 

The LOST?  What had been lost – That Boy at the Temple – for the Passover feast? Giving up, sacrificing, mostly the homeland. Taking or Leaving the Spirit of a place called home.  Did you ever connect the Last Joyful Mystery to the Last Sorrowful One?  With the wine and his blood.  At the end, for the same type of bond, or more? For SOMETHING MORE!  

Giving EVERYTHING up, like Abraham? For something more! As the words in the old story became flesh, in another Great Unsettling Disestablishment of power.  After surviving Mount Moriah. Trying to put it all into words. Giving up a homeland like Egypt.  And what then followed. Connecting what at first seems unconnected in a world that seems more unconnected.  How to put the flesh back into words! The wine at the Passover feast.  Changing water into wine, as his first public miracle.  Then coming back a different way than the Father.  

LOST?  Compare/contrast Abraham to Jesus, in the Temple.  As The Seder meal is held today in family homes not in the Temple, so hadn’t The Boy at the Temple been lost following The Days of Awe, on the holiest of days, on Yom Kippur? After hearing the story of the Great Unsettling Disestablishment of power in the reading on Rosh Hashanah, after Sarah’s firstborn son somehow survives the moment on Mount Moriah.  After The Day of Atonement! Trying, with the Right Hand of God moment, to put it all back into flesh.

POST SCRIPT: ….. and then he died.

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