Tag: Palm Sunday

What Do You See?: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 13 April 2014

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 13 April 2014 (Palm Sunday, Year A) Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29  • Matthew 21:1-11 When they were merely a story, a rumor of a movement up north, I don’t imagine the Jesus people seemed quite real.  After all, that was Galilee, the land of rebellion.  Insurgents must have lined every major road, the…

The Festival of Bad Ideas: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 1 April 2012

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 1 April 2012 (Palm Sunday, Year B) Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29  • Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16 Palm Sunday is, second only to Ash Wednesday, my favorite bit of practical theology.  On Ash Wednesday, of course, Christians hear read the passage in which Jesus commands the faithful not to go about dirty-faced…

The Jesus Painting I'd Like to See: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 17 April 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 17 April 2011 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 •Matthew 21:1-11 Since my birthday falls in mid-April, I’ve had birthdays that have fallen all over Holy Week.  I can remember Easter birthdays, Good Friday birthdays, Maundy Thursday birthdays, and even tax-deadline birthdays.  And this year, as I outlive Jesus by a year, my…