I suppose it did not go over very well when Our Lord called the Pharisees out. It had to be unnerving to be compared to white sepulchers "full of corruption and dead men's bones." Jesus had no problem shaking up the establishment.
The East Coast got a shaking up of its own today.
I have to tell you, in a moment of brief digression, that when I was 12 or so, I discovered a book my mother was reading called "The Exorcist". I did not quite understand what it was about, nor did I let on that I was reading it. I terrified myself in secret and it was years before I was "right" again. If you're familiar with the horror movie based on the book, you know that part of the harassment stage of the possession involved a violent shaking of the young's girl's bed at night.
One night while in my teens, I woke up to find my bed violently shaking and I bolted from it, only to realize we were having an earthquake. Whew!
Fast forward to this afternoon. I was sitting in a borrowed chair in a borrowed office at a borrowed computer when the chair began to tremble. I wheeled around to see who the prankster was who was shaking the chair, and soon realized there was no one there. I leaped out of the chair. Do you know that for an hysterical moment, I flashed back to "The Exorcist"? Am I ridiculous or what?
I shot across the hall, where everyone else was in a similar state of disbelief. By then the quaking had ceased, but the ladies sitting by the pretty picture window told me they had seen the parking garage rattling.
This has been quite a year for unusual happenings. Extreme heat followed by torrential rains and floods, now this. Was it part of the wake-up call? If I was still a lapsed Catholic, I wouldn't be taking any chances.
Everyone remarked how similar this day was in weather to 9/11. Then we got back to work.