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Friday, April 3, 2009

Palm Sunday


Palm Sunday is the beginning of an eight day week, starting and ending on a Sunday, Holy Week. On this day we have a dual experience, two poles pulling us in different directions. At first we gather joyfully to cheer and wave palm branches as we hear the story of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. Later we jeer him at his mock trial, the outcome of which is already decided by the powerful religious and civil authorities who fear Jesus' message of God's love and reconcilitation. Our regular service times are kept on Palm Sunday as we observe the tension of this day, a tension still alive in our hearts.

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