Mar 13, 2016

Jesus Reflection on Palm Sunday Evening

Here’s an interesting reflection on the events of Palm Sunday, written from Jesus’ perspective.  It appeared on the United Church of Christ website.

Jesus on Palm Sunday Evening

This time
there will be no flight into Egypt.
This donkey has too much to carry,
and too far.

The shadows wait for me,
around the table at Passover,
among those in high places
in the condemned cell,
on the hill outside.
Fear haunts my waking moments
and I cannot sleep.
Why has God forsaken me?

The crowd today is with me,
but not for long.
They are the powerless ones
(the ones who matter).
The ones who count
are counting.

Time is running out.
This time
there will be no flight into Egypt.