• lenten journal: palm sunday

    by  • March 29, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    We started on the courtyard
    all waving our palm fronds
    and naming them since we never
    say frond except on Palm Sunday.

    Before the hour was over
    we moved from parade to
    Passion, from courtyard
    to Cross, in a couple of verses.

    Tonight I watched basketball
    and saw how quickly things
    change, how triumph crosses
    that thin line into loss.

    For years, I’ve thought we
    missed the point waving our
    fronds in celebration, but
    I think I am mistaken:

    those who celebrated were
    those who saw him crucified;
    they were also, thank God,
    those who came to the Tomb.

    Peace,
    Milton

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    2 Responses to lenten journal: palm sunday

    1. March 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm

      From parade to Passion… so true, all in a moment.

    2. Claud
      March 31, 2010 at 9:31 am

      Those who celebrate. Those who come to the tomb. Those who hold you up. Those who don’t go away. True friends.

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