Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 28-MAR-2021 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Palm Sunday – There is no report of Jesus saying anything during his 3 km ride into the Holy City of Jerusalem, despite the excited crowds waving cloaks and branches and shouting Hosannahs. Jesus was the Messiah foretold by the Prophets, the liberation and transformation, and the symbolism of his entry spoke louder than words. His journey into Jerusalem, astride a donkey and accompanied by a peasant procession, would have been in stark contrast to the arrival of Pontius Pilate on a warhorse at the head of a column of Imperial armed cavalry. Jesus proclaimed the coming of the reign of God, and its values were diametrically opposed to those of the Roman system. Jesus has given us a vision of transformed relationships and a transformed world, a vision of self-giving love for the whole world. With this sort of vision to inspire them, many groups of people are engaged today in non-violent protests against a variety of injustices. It is peaceful resistance. Take a sit to take a stand. What are you prepared to sit with, to pray for, to pay attention to? What are the values of the reign of God that invite you to take a seat, and stay for a time?
Mark 11: 1-11

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