Forgive us, O God, for the ways in which we stir up turmoil because of our fear, our pride, our envy, or our selfishness.
Forgive us also, O God, for the ways in which we trivialize, domesticate, and ignore the realities brought about by Jesus Christ that would, were we to give ourselves over to them, create turmoil in ways that would move us more toward you and your ways.
Forgive us our shakiness. And shake us up.
“When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’” (Matthew 21:10-11)