Palm Sunday, a mixed blessing, of celebrating Jesus’ entrance and exit.
The Passion, not a bloody, fixated on violence event – the violence is the least of it.
It goes back to that word we’re removing from our vocab – the H word.
It’s what happens when things are valued more than people. When the taking of life is considered acceptable, because someone doesn’t look like you, doesn’t believe what you believe, doesn’t act like you.
Or exposes you for who you really are. What you really want and desire and find important.
That can be just as devastating.
Are you filled so strongly with anger and resentment, that it’s easy to say ‘Crucify him,’ or, ‘Pretend it’s Obama’?
Civility conveys respect.
Today’s reflection is here.