On Palm Sunday, Camas Friends was pleased to welcome guest speaker Carole Dale Spencer to share her message with us, focusing on Luke 19.
Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, “Why are you untying it?” just say this: “The Lord needs it.” ’ So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, ‘Why are you untying the colt?’ They said, ‘The Lord needs it.’ Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying,
‘Blessed is the king
who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven,
and glory in the highest heaven!’
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, order your disciples to stop.’ He answered, ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.’
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, ‘If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
A bit about Carole:
She is Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana. Before coming to Earlham School of Religion in 2010 she taught Christian history and spiritual formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of Holiness: The Soul of Quakerism, and many articles on Quaker history, theology, and spiritually. She is a recorded minister in Northwest Yearly Meeting and a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon, and a sojourning member of West Richmond Friends Meeting in Richmond, Indiana. She was raised in the Presbyterian Church and became a convinced Friend as an adult. She has four sons and nine grandchildren, who all live in the Pacific Northwest, so travels regularly between Portland, Oregon and Richmond, Indiana.
We very much enjoyed having Carole at Camas Friends, and we encourage you to listen to her message below:
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