Voices - Palm Sunday

 From Summer Gaasedelen..


 Those bearing palms and praising Jesus thought he was coming to be their earthly, powerful king. Like David. He wasn't. I mourn that fallen expectation. 

But not exactly. They wanted Jesus to be a powerful king for the Jews, and I am not a Jew. That Jesus would come for all people of all times and places means that I am included in the salvation he brought.

Yet I mourn the exploitation and oppression that still exists. I mourn that Jesus didn't fix this temporal world. I'm not sure that I can understand any better, 2000 years later, why he came.

As I wave palms and sing Hosanna in the highest, who do I think I am welcoming? What do I expect of him?

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Written by Pam Larabee-Zierath


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