Palm Sunday

a poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen, Denmark

Riding on a donkey of humility,
Jesus entered into Jerusalem -
A king without a battalion of guards
without horses, without military tanks,
without canons and machine guns.

The children laid down the branches
of palm trees as carpet on the ground
Others lifted them up to hail him
while chorusing hosannas as he drove by.
“Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord.”

Today Jesus enters into
the gates of homes,churches and
other machineries of control and
down deep into every human heart.

Today let hosannas resound
Saying no to wars and weapons
no to hatred, revenge and death
But yes to the subtle claim
in the heart to let the love of Jesus reign.

This is to wish friends at
Happy Easter! (EPO)
(March 28, 2010)

Faith, Church Life and Ministry
Lent on a Chaplaincy Service

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