Hope. Injustice. Compassion. The Promise Remains.

L: Their hope rose to a crescendo on that day.
1: The people waved branches and cheered as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt.
2: May we always place our hope in the One who is worthy of our trust.

L: Jesus grew angry at the greed and power-seeking.
1: Entering the Temple, he overturned the tables of disregard and greed.
2: May we be passionate when we encounter injustice.

L: She sensed what was to come and offered salve and preparation.
1: She gave human comfort to Jesus.
2: May we provide comfort to one another in the times when our path is rocky and steep, and the skies are dark.

L: Though the injustice continues, though the path is treacherous, hope remains. 
1: Though our path leads through Good Friday, hope remains. 
2: The promise of Easter remains.
1: Alleluia! Praise be to God!

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Call to Worship, Mark, Mark 11, Mark 11:1-11, Mark 11:1-21, Mark 14, Mark 14:3-9, narrative lectionary, New Testament

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