Called to deep hope | John 12:12-16 & Mark 14:32-15:47 | (It’s a 2-sermonette week.) In the first reflection, we remember Palm Sunday as a protest against domination. Jesus the king is not the glitzy governor; his methods contrast with the Roman machine. And in the second sermonette, we reflect on the price of protesting: Jesus’ arrest, taken into custody, betrayal by his friends, trial before a partial jury, death sentence and execution. The second reflection invites us to lament with the mourners, in the same spirit as the many voices from 2020-21 have called the Christian community to lament the unjust arrests, murders and trials of BIPOC in America. Weep with those who are weeping!
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