The psalms express the highest joy and the deepest sorrow, which is reminiscent of what Jesus and the crowds experienced as he came into Jerusalem as a part of a protest-parade and then as things moved quickly to his arrest, trial, and death. It’s right for us to engage in this journey deeply – reflecting on our place int he hopeful crowd and hearing Jesus express words of sorrow.
This is the sixth week in our Lenten worship series, “Selah: Life in a Minor Key.” Pastor Mary’s Palm Sunday message is based on Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29; Luke 19: 28-40; and Psalm 31: 9-16. To read it, click here. Watch “The Last Words of Christ: The Disciples and the Donkey” for a contemporary look at Luke’s account of Palm Sunday.