These things I heard from you as a child:
You told me that He detests hypocrites,
so be careful not to be one.
You upheld His life of humble poverty as an example,
and pointed out that the proud rich man is to be pitied.
You showed me pictures of the time when He
upset the merchant tables, and then you talked
about what it meant to defile a sacred space.
I learned from you that He loves the little children,
all the children of the world.
And now you tell me that this man who says one thing and does another,
this man who could never pass through the eye of the needle,
this man who defiles our sacred space,
this man who separates children from their mothers
is chosen by the same God?
That is … perverted.