Lent Day 35

Emergence

Yesterday we celebrated Palm Sunday; Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem amidst a crowd eagerly awaiting a king with songs of Hosanna! Though his works have preceded him, how formidable is a man on a donkey? Is it perhaps a first century equivalent to flying under the radar? There is no flashy ride with exuberant wheels or designer clothing with pretentious bling. Even today we know that flamboyance is shallow and Jesus arrives with something much deeper within him, something that can’t be seen but felt.  True Love. It scares some people away while drawing others closer. Jesus enters the gates of Jerusalem knowing that this moment, however celebrated, is fleeting, nevertheless, True Love propels. As we draw closer, and enter the gates of our own Jerusalem, we don’t always have the luxury of knowing what lies ahead, but what we share deep within is the benefit of God’s True Love and we let True Love propel.

 

The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51

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