About 10 minutes after worship ends, we’ll gather together for Aftertalk. We hope you’ll join us! Bring your questions, stories, insights, doubts, musings, imaginings and whatever else you need . Join us for some food, fellowship, laughter and ample space for reflection and real questions to help us make the transition from worship to world.
Readings for this Sunday:
Zechariah 9:9-12 • Psalm 118: 1 - 2,19 - 29 • Luke 9:28 - 40
This Sunday we remember the story of Jesus arrival in Jerusalem. A dramatic scene before his arrest and execution. There is curious sentence at the end of this reading that talks about even the stones shouting out at the coming of the Lord. There is this sense that creation and creatures cannot be silent when they see the work of God - or maybe we can say goodness, rightness, real hope or that force bigger than ourselves that speaks to what we know is right and good.
- Have you found yourself in this situation? What happened when you spoke out.
- We are about to head into Holy week when we tell the story that sits at the center of our story as Christians. Where did you first hear this story? Has its power or its implications for you changed over time?
"The measure of a man is what he does with power."
- Plato, 4th century b.c.e.
"Trust a crowd to look at the wrong end of a miracle every time."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage, 20th century
"How come we play war and not peace?"
"Too few role models."
- Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, 20th century
"An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
- Samuel Smiles, 19th century
"Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences."
- Norman Cousins, 20th century