March 29, 2010 @ 02:49 pm by Jacqui Lewis
I am writing this brief note on Palm Sunday, as I get ready for worship today. In our Christian tradition, this is the day Jesus makes his triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We call it triumphant, because his followers placed him on a colt, threw their cloaks down on the ground before him, hailed him as a king of peace, and waived palm branches before him. In fact, when he gets into the city, he is arrested, put on trial, and crucified as a criminal for insurrection. Jesus' encounter with the authorities was certain kind of contest, a struggle for peace in a time when Jesus' people were under Roman occupation--the so-called Pax Romana; the Roman Peace. It is not a new concept for powerful nations to think of themselves as peace keepers/peace makers as they wage war.
So, here is a piece on peace, from our colleague Sekou, as Tavis Smiley focuses on Dr. King's speech against the war in Vietnam. Important as we think about our years in this terrifying war against terror.
Peace, for real
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Preparing ethical leaders for a just society. Posts by Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister.