Palm Sunday – The Things That Make for Peace

We stand at the precipice of Lent and Holy Week. The drama of the story of Jesus’ last week reads like the book of our lives. Feeling hopeful one moment, we plummet the next as we deal with disappointment, danger, and grief. God’s incarnation on earth was not immune from this roller-coaster we call life.   

This year we read Luke’s account of Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem (Luke 19:29-48). This day moves from shouting and praising to a time of crying and lament.  Luke tells us that As Jesus came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.”  If only we human beings knew the things that make for peace!

peace, Ernie

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