Good Afternoon Friends,
Can you believe it’s Wednesday already and it’s already the end of March? What is happening? All this sun-shinny weather is getting me messed up!
I wanted to remind you that tonight we’re doing Soup and Bread and we’re setting up a Labyrinth. If you don’t know what a labyrinth is see this:
Next week at Soup and Bread Marie Morasch is going to lead us through the stations of the cross.
This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which means a) that we’re going to have Palms here on Sunday! and b) just one week before Easter. Also, Joel Bock from North Valley Friends Church in Newberg will be joining us and leading us through some singing.
The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting,
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord—
the King of Israel!’
Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written:
‘Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion.
Look, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!’
His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him. So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify. It was also because they heard that he had performed this sign that the crowd went to meet him. The Pharisees then said to one another, ‘You see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!’
- As you read through this passage what stands out to you?
- What do you think “the crowd” was thinking, experiencing when they saw Jesus ride in on a young donkey?
- During a time of reflective silence, insert yourself in the story. Where are you? How do you feel? What is it like to be one of the crowd? One of his disciples? A pharisee? The donkey? Jesus himself?
- What is the good news for you this passage?
I look forward to seeing you soon,