Thought Provokers for Palm Sunday


Not to the gates of Jerusalem alone does Jesus ride today, but to the gates of our hearts. There he waits knocking, knocking. His knuckles must be raw by now. The gentle rap has been so long smothered by contemporary rivals that some of us can barely hear it. But he goes on standing there.

Samuel M. Shoemaker
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Jesus rose up from the place
where the kingdoms of the world shimmered before him,
where crowns flashed and banners rustled,
and hosts of enthusiastic people were ready to acclaim him,
and quietly walked the way of poverty and suffering to the cross.

Helmut Thielicke
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The church through the ages has celebrated Palm Sunday in right mood.
It is not a joyous festival,
but token of the blindness and fickleness of human “loyalties.”
It is the proper prelude to the cross.

George Buttrick
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There is no such thing as living without a cross.
We are free only to choose between crosses….
In seeking to live without the cross, we got a cross–
not one of Christ’s making or our own, but the devil’s.

Fulton J. Sheen
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Our hope lies not in the man we put on the moon,
but in the Man we put on the cross.

Don Basham
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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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