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Many texts make up today’s readings. I would lift up one text that keeps the thread of the passion story going. In Matthew 21:23-27 the authority of Jesus is questioned. Therein we read: When Jesus entered the temple, the chief priests … Continue reading
Mark 11:12-19 Jesus does not do much on Monday, not much; but what he does is both puzzling and provocative. First he does what is puzzling. He curses a fig tree even though it was not the season for fig. That … Continue reading
Matthew 21:4-5, 9; Mark 11:1-8; Luke 19:37-40; John 12:12,16 All four gospels record Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. There is no doubt in my mind that he purposefully enacts the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Lo, … Continue reading
( Mark 14:5-9, John 11:55-12:11) The Readings For Holy Week begin on the Saturday before Palm Sunday. Jesus goes to Bethany and a woman#1. anoints his feet with a generous portion of pure nard, which is very costly. Judas, who is to … Continue reading