Palm Sunday: Down and Out

April 10, 2017

Last night at BSM, Rev. Michele Ward preaches on Matthew 21:1-17, the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem and his direct movement into the temple. The beginning of Holy week, Palm Sunday, leads to reflection on the suffering of Jesus and the journey towards the cross. And yes, meditate, but Holy Week does not mean a passive Jesus. Jesus enters the city and directly goes to work restoring the temple and returning it to the people. The movement of downward mobility towards the cross–the path of suffering that Christ walks–is a call to action.