Holy Week Reflections: Palm Sunday

Our Holy Week reflections have been prepared by the Rev Dr Kathy Galloway

Holy Week…
comes to gather us around the one true holy place of the Christian religion, Jesus himself, displayed to the world as the public language of our God, placarded on the history of human suffering that stretches along the roadside.
This is a week for learning not management, bargaining and rule-keeping, but naked trust in that naked gift.
(Rowan Williams)

Palm Sunday: Mark 11.1-11

Their eyes are fixed on the road…
Behind them is horror.
Around them is fear.
Within them is hunger.
They have had enough of the promises of the powerful,
the platitudes of the pious.
They wait for deliverance.
Look! Here he comes,
dressed as a non-combatant.
Can he save them?
They are not sure.
But they cheer anyway,
because everyone else is
and because they are desperate.

Prayer

O Christ, you entered the city as a poor man
not in style but simply,
yet still you caused uproar, and questions everywhere;
you drew the expectations of a hungry crowd,
and brought buried conflicts to the light.
May we, who are sometimes swayed by the crowd’s approval,
and who often avoid conflict
for fear of its cost to us,
hold fast to the gospel of peace and justice
and follow faithfully in your way of compassion and solidarity
with those who are poor and excluded,
wherever it may lead us.
Amen.



A full list of all Holy Week Reflections is available here: https://wellingtonchurch.co.uk/category/holy-week-reflections-2020/

 

 


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