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March 2, 2016

Volume 133, Issue #5


March 20, Liturgy of the Palms: Luke 19:28-40

Preachers often struggle with Palm Sunday, and Jesus' entry into Jerusalem gets short shrift. But Palm Sunday is about more than a parade.

March 20, Liturgy of the Passion: Luke 22:14-23:56

Our culture's foundational sin is to make gods of ourselves, to find any excuse to go our own way rather than follow the Lord of life. We are weak. And yet in this Gospel story, so is Jesus.

March 13, Fifth Sunday in Lent: John 12:1-8

After the anointing at Bethany, Judas asks why the fragrance wasn't sold and the money given to charity. A more apt question might be why Mary didn't use it on her brother Lazarus, dead just a few days before.

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