April 9, 2017

Reading Matthew 21:1-11 (NRSV) Who doesn't love a parade? Parades have out-of-the-ordinary sights and sounds, and the anticipation of the next spectacle coming around the corner. The participants get a reaction from a new section of the crowd every few minutes. Not all parades are the same, however. I was recently struck by the contrast … Continue reading April 9, 2017

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March 20, 2016

Reading Luke 19:28-40 (NRSV) Today's reading recounts the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. People lay cloaks on the road and the disciples extol the deeds of power that they have seen, saying, "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven!" From the … Continue reading March 20, 2016