Thought Provokers for Palm Sunday

Behind much of the rat-race of modern life
is the unexamined assumption that what I do determines who I am.
In this way, we define ourselves by what we do,
rather than by any quality of what we are inside.
It is typical in a party
for one stranger to approach another with the question
“What do you do?”
Perhaps we wouldn’t have a clue how to reply to the deeper question,
“Who are you?”

James Houston
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Good Friday was:

…dark with Peter’s denial,
…dark with the disciples’ betrayal,
…dark with Pilate’s cowardice,
…dark with Christ’s anguish,
…dark with Satan’s glee.
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All of us, perhaps, are too ready,
when our behavior turns out to have appalling consequences,
to rush out and hang ourselves.
Sometimes we do worse, and show an inclination to go and hang other people.
Judas, at least, seems to have blamed nobody but himself,
and St. Peter, who had a minor betrayal of his own to weep for,
made his act of contrition and waited to see what came next.
What came next for St. Peter and the other disciples
was the sudden assurance of what God was,
and with it the answer to all the riddles.

Dorothy L. Sayers
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For the sake of each of us he laid down his life–
worth no less than the universe.
He demands of us in return our lives for the sake of each other.

Clement of Alexandria
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What a sight it would be–
Christians bearing their cross,
instead of simply singing about it!

Edwin Lewis
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About Daniel Mochamps

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