April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday reflection

Rachel Fasham | Matthew 21:1-11 

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, 'Hosanna to the Son of David!' 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!' 'Hosanna in the highest heaven!'

Jesus' entry into Jerusalem was a moment of wild, triumphant celebration, yet just a few days later Jesus would be led out of the city to be crucified. Throughout the centuries churches have marked Palm Sunday with processions and other celebrations, but how can we celebrate this year, when so much of the world is in isolation due to a pandemic? Rachel has some ideas for how we can symbolically join with the crowd in Jerusalem, and how we can be the church in a time of lockdown.

There's a video version of this recording on YouTube. Thank you to Ann for the reading and prayers.

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