Sunday, April 05, 2009

Palm Sunday

So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?
What's our hurry? We can't seem to wait for Easter to get here. Get here and get done so we can end Lent, eat what we want on Friday and just get on with things. What's our hurry? This week is a week to be taken slowly, so that all that happens in this week can soak in, so we can experience the sacredness of this week. Today Jesus enters Jerusalem to cheers, only to find himself reviled by Friday, crucified, forgotten, so they hoped. But our hope and our life spring anew with the glorious event of Sunday, the day we have been preparing for these past weeks. Rather than rush through this week, savor it, celebrate it, use it, so we may be all the more ready to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, our opening to life.
Deacon John
Palm Sunday
April 5, 2009