What about that encounter in the Temple?

Reflections for the First day of Holy Week

A Thorn in the Flesh

As we journey through Holy Week, through what lens do we witness the events surrounding Jesus and his followers? For many of us, we can recite the events of Holy Week if not word for word, at least in a paraphrase. Since most of us have fallen into a bad habit of living from Palm Sunday to Easter, we miss the “little stuff”. Heck even if we attend the “traditional” Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services, are we hearing anything new?

That is not the fault of the preachers or worship leaders, it is just a reality of the church; a church that is two thousand years old. Yes, theology changes and interpretations vary, but after two thousand years, any message has a tendency to get stale. Perhaps this is the reason why many of us choose not to go to services this week, because we know we will not…

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