Palm Sunday is about a different vision for the world, marked by justice, compassion, and peace, instead of injustice, oppression, and violence. Holy Week begins by asking us to choose which world we will live in.
One of the things I love most about the Bible is that after almost thirty-eight years it continues to surprise me.
For the first word, click here. Luke 23v39-43, CEB One of the criminals hanging next to Jesus insulted him: "Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" Responding, the other criminal spoke harshly to him, "Don’t you fear God, seeing that you’ve also been sentenced to die? We are rightly condemned, for we are receiving the … Continue reading Famous Last Words: Welcome To Paradise
One of the things that people often point out in the Jesus story is the way the religious elites of Jesus' day responded to him--to his teaching, his healings, his message about God's Kingdom. Their continual posture toward Jesus and what he was doing was one of criticism and judgment. What's worse, they weren't satisfied … Continue reading Why do religious types [like me] have so much trouble with Jesus?