Sermons by Janet Russell
Palm Sunday is the high point of the arc of Holy Week, a path which takes the disciples from jubilation to despair. We view all this from the safe distance of history, but we need somehow to immerse ourselves in what went on at that most crucial point in time.
This is Jesus’ well known response to the pharisees as they try to trick him into incriminating himself. As always, there are hidden depths and we need to look at the delicate political situation of the time to understand what was going on.
Palm Sunday covers a huge scope. Traditionally we start by remembering the triumphal entry, and then the readings take us right through to the crucifixion. How does all this relate to Holy Week and how should we prepare for it?