(April 5, 2009, Palm/Passion Sunday) During the announcements at the conclusion of our Palm Sunday service there was an… intruder. This man, who was not behaving as we might expect or want, prompted not so much a sermon as a one-sided argument. Doesn’t he always?
You can’t see the man stumble and fall with each insult, but I’m sure you can imagine the many ways our words and actions still inflict wounds.
[credit: this idea was inspired by the 2008 Palm Sunday service designed by The Rev. Mari Clark. Sure, we clergy steal ideas all the time (especially from family!) but we try to give credit where it’s due. In fairness, what she did this year sounded suspiciously like my Easter monologues from last year…]