Palm Sunday gathers a curious mix of emotions: the joy of a festival and the fear and foreboding of danger and death. The energy of the crowd and the bewilderment at Jesus’ strange choices. What is going on? What are we meant to be feeling?
Is it good that Jesus is treated as a king? But he’s taking the role of a slave?
What is Jesus’ purpose in the midst of this? Jesus – what are you thinking?
Our resources reflect this ambiguity – a romping puppet script, and our difficult questions on the road; the gates open in celebration, and the cry for justice still to be seen; untangling Jesus thoughts and the call to think like Jesus…
Written and complied by Elizabeth Waldron Anstice