Todd Billings weaves his struggle with a rare form of blood cancer together with probing biblical and theological reflection.
Lent | Palm Sunday (Year A)
<p>Liturgy of the Palms: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11</p><p> </p><p>Liturgy of the Passion: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54</p>
When she knew she was dying, my grandmother took me to see the cornerstone of a small brick church in my hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. I didn’t recognize the sign outside. It was a Baptist church, I think. It was pretty rundown, but still in better shape than the neighborhood. Overgrown vacant lots were everywhere; it was like visiting an abandoned church in the jungle.