Not a typical photo by a Holy
We'd set off early in the morning
to walk the Via Dolorosa
before it got too crowded.
Shops still shuttered,
students walking to school,
the streets not yet cleaned,
a rubbish sack split open
and strewn on the path Jesus had walked
bizarrely was Monopoly money!
Don't stop here,
wait till you can frame a shot
which cuts out the modern city.
Or maybe not,
maybe this path of all paths
forces us to reflect on people suffering today,
people whose money problems are all too real,
people seeking help from a debt centre.
People not unlike ourselves.
Dare we believe this Easter
that Jesus walked this way
to set us free from all that enslaves us?
(Photo of Jerusalem street &
accompanying words by Roger Smith)