The Sunday of the Passion

We began our worship welcoming Jesus with hosannas; the very embodiment of our hopes. We will end with his lonely, horrific death, a criminal executed by the state. In years past we may have wondered how things could have turned so quickly, from hero to pariah in a week. By now, most of us likely have no problem imagining how life’s changes could come so swiftly; how quickly we could become isolated and cut-off.


Despite all that has happened in the intervening years, I am still transported back to that place of vulnerability and sorrow on this day

Who belongs?

Originally published July 10, 2014 In my office, I keep the parish registers, which record the baptisms, confirmations and deaths … More