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Triumphant Entry

Douglas Hearn | Sunday Apr 2nd, 2023

This Sunday many of us heard: 

“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" This event is often referred to as the "Triumphal Entry," and it represents a moment of great significance in Jesus' ministry.

What does this story mean for us today? It serves as a reminder that we are called to be agents of change in the world. Just as the people in the crowds welcomed Jesus with open arms, we too must welcome the invisible, the marginalized and oppressed in our society. We must be willing to stand up for justice and fight against the forces of oppression that seek to divide us. We must recognize that we all have a role to play in creating a world that is more just, more equitable, and more compassionate.

This work is not easy. It requires us to be patient, to be persistent, and to have faith in the power of love to overcome hate. Let us take inspiration from the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We must be the change we wish to see in the world, and we must work towards a future where all people are valued and respected, regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, or any other aspect of their identity.

May we go forth from the “Triumphal Entry” with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to making the world a better place for all.

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