Standing Up to Bullying Inside and Out

Matthew 21:1-11 Here we are reading a story that is usually associated with palm branches and hosannas. For many Christians, this is the story they hear each Sunday before Easter, called Palm Sunday. It’s a strange and complicated tale, because shortly after this weird parade, things go really bad for Jesus and co. Betrayals, arrests, […]

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The Subdued Entry and a Path to Peace

Luke 19:28-40 Peace sayings from various traditions Hindu tradition Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real, from darkness to light, from death to immortality.  God’s peace, peace, peace to all. Buddhist tradition May all beings everywhere be happy, Peaceful, and free. Jain tradition Peace and universal love is the essence of all […]

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Cloaks, Branches, Donkeys, and…?

Matthew 21:1-11 Hosanna, Hey-sanna, Sanna, sanna, ho! I am conditioned at this time of year to hear that song and to see the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, because I actually saw the original Jesus Ted Neely perform in a live stage version a long time ago. For some reason, it stayed in my mind. […]

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