Pride and Sacrifice

That is the other key difference in the stories. When Jesus died, the human authorities thought they had won, but they didn't have the last word. God had the last word. The resurrection is a witness to the power of God's love even over the machinations of death. Even when the world is loveless, even when the world would sacrifice some of our siblings, God will conquer. God will have the last word. As people who follow the loving, liberating, life giving God, it is our work to take the knives out of the hands of those who think they are enacting justice. And God takes pride when we keep on marching.

The Two Crowds of Palm Sunday

https://youtu.be/dbQKTDq0zaQ 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, … Continue reading The Two Crowds of Palm Sunday

We call this Friday Good

We do not always behave the way God hopes. We are all in need of forgiveness. We are all in need of forgiveness, of grace, of love. I have a bit of a Good Friday confession to make to you all. In my initial draft of this sermon, my first sentence was this: “We are … Continue reading We call this Friday Good