And the people were poor and frightened.
Verily they could not make the loaves and fishes stretch until payday. They could not afford to make sacrifice to the mighty money lenders. Corruption held mighty sway. Those who wrote the scriptures of tabloid were not true. Those who owned the machines of greed caused only harm and the Kings of the day were cruel.
And so the people went to the temple. In peace and love they formed a mighty crowd. Preaching to the people to open their weary eyes and share their vision.
For 5 days and 5 nights there was calm. The good priest offered comfort and welcomed the people unto him.
But lo! On the 6th day there was darkness. The owners of His Father's House, the guardians of His name did side with the money lenders. They did count the shekels of the daily trade and found them wanting. They did look out over the loving throng, yet saw only balance sheets.
And so, the men of God issued a decree : "Leave this place, and take your love and compassion to a less lucrative sanctuary.
But the people saw the eyes of men who were not true.
They looked into corruption and saw only empty souls.
They looked to their protectors and saw only violence.
And verily, they stayed.