We may be observing Palm Sunday. We may be observing Passion Sunday. But whatever the focus in our churches this coming week, we will have arrived at the crux, so to speak, of the Christian story; the point at which God's radical identification with humanity takes Jesus to his death.
Our challenge, as preachers, worship planners and worship leaders, may be to move laypeople beyond the perception that Sunday's significance lay beyond the novelty of the palm fronds in their hands. It may be reminding "Easter People" that getting to Easter involves traveling through Holy Week. We may have situations in our congregation that make this part of the Gospel story more meaningful.
What are you thinking, as you plan your way into the coming Sunday? As always, we appreciate your insights and inspirations here.