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”

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 areContinue reading “We call this Friday Good”

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!”

Palm Sunday: Are you in Jesus’ Parade?

The way of Jesus is not a way that requires grasping. Following the Christ means making a spectacle of yourself, being humble. Even knowing what is ahead we shout “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”