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.
Yesterday many news outlets announced a ruling from the Vatican; priests would not be allowed to bless same-gender relationships. Every story I saw pointed out the most painful line in the document that the church "does not and cannot bless sin." The Roman Catholic Church still views same-gender love as sinful, and will withhold blessings. … Continue reading On the Vatican and Same-Gender Relationships
The cross is a defiant symbol, the cross looks at the year's-long Lenten misery of our world and says Hallelujah anyhow, because God stands with those who are suffering.