Frightened and worried about loss of power, comfort, and the known, leaders in Jerusalem and Rome put Jesus on trial.
When the world became scared,
it lashed out against Jesus.
In our journey to Jerusalem, changes and the unknown can frighten us as well.
When we become scared,
we sometimes lash out or hide.
We yearn for what was, what is known.
But Jesus offers a different way.
His kingdom, the realm of God unfolding upon earth, originates in the great mystery.
Jesus comes into the world to testify to the truth of expansive love and justice.
Let us pray,
Be among us this hour. In the darkness, point us toward the hope of the time to come when we live in the beloved kin_dom. Amen.