From The Pastor At St. Paul's UCC, Freeburg, IL

More on Palm Sunday

From one of my previous Palm Sunday sermons:

Do you notice that amid all the clamor of the first Palm Sunday and all the crowds shouting “Hosanna”, and their attempts to make him King – that Jesus makes no acceptance speeches?Throughout Palm Sunday Jesus says nothing at all. Later, amid the clamor of the crowds shouting “Crucify”, Jesus makes no rebuttal. He says nothing at all.

Amid all the noise and hoopla of human life, the celebrations and degradations, Jesus is not distracted from his purpose – neither by the admiration nor the condemnation of people. He is not detoured from his mission by the shifting hearts of human beings.  He’s going to do what he’s going to do not because of anything we shout or say or because of anything we do, but because of who he is.

And that’s something to shout about.

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