Palm Sunday: Persistent Preposterous Hope

On Palm Sunday Jesus knew what he was doing was dangerous. Jesus knew that allowing a crowd to shout Hosanna, to stage a demonstration on the Mount of Olives, Jesus knew this was revolutionary. You shout Hosanna to the savior, to the rescuer, to the Messiah.

The Two Crowds of Palm Sunday

This is a strange day, and the strangeness doesn’t stop with the dancing, or the weather, or the branches down in Delmar. When we talk about branches in the streets, I’m not sure this is what Jesus had in mind. But the strangeness leads itself to our odd Celebrations. Palm Sunday hold strange tension, difficultContinue reading “The Two Crowds of Palm Sunday”

Palm Sunday: Jesus’ March

On Palm Sunday Jesus’ march said “We will stand where Jesus stands, with the outsiders, with the outcasts, with the victims, with the immigrants, the LGBTQ+, the women, the children, the people of color. We will make a spectacle!”