In this episode, we discuss the readings for Palm Sunday, Year A in the Lectionary cycle: Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11.
We discuss Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and the response of the crowd as well as the ways His action to clear the temple and heal people aligns with the prophetic nature of the Messiah's saving work in the Psalms. We consider Jesus' example of humility and the reality and companionship of His suffering.
We encourage you to listen to the Passion according to St. Matthew found in Matthew 26:14-27:66 through an audio Bible app such as Dwell.
You can also listen to our homespun pandemic-friendly two-part reader's theater version of the passion narrative according to St. Mark.
--Fernando Ortega's album The Crucifixion of Jesus
--Tweet pitting pagan deities opposite Jesus. Text reads: "Real gods, like Zeus, are forms of the good: strength, power, beauty, health, virtue. Fake gods, like Jesus, are forms of the bad: weakness, powerlessness, humiliation, ugliness, emaciation.
Which gods we worship determines what we manifest. Manifest the good. Manifest Zeus."
--Guide for hour-long prayer vigil for Maundy Thursday/Good Friday
--Prayers of the People for Palm Sunday Year A
--Metrical Collect for Palm Sunday
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's video on the crucifixion of Jesus
9:46 Matthew 21:1-11
18:59 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
26:42 Isaiah 50:4-9a
36:53 Psalm 31:9-16
47:28 Philippians 2:5-11
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.