“If we would join those who spread their garments on the road and acclaim King Jesus as he enters the city, we must reaffirm that our allegiance to him exceeds every other loyalty, even at the potential cost of livelihood or social standing or even our very lives.”
Thank you to Kirsten Wagenius for sharing “ONE HOLY WEEK: an Easter journey from palms to persecution to praise” with the Emerging Scholars Network!
Human praise is short-lived. Whether it’s my students, the conference organizers, or publishers, praise is not always on their lips. And we see the same happening for Jesus.
Palm Sunday clarifies the purpose of Lent. It reminds us that our repentance is ordered toward a God who uses the foolish and weak things of this word to confound it. Viewed through Palm Sunday, Lent serves as preparation for an encounter with folly.
Almighty and everliving God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh . . .