Blessing of the Palms 2019
A simple blessing of the palms for Palm Sunday 2019.
Blessing of the Palms
Christ, a very long time ago you mounted a colt,
road over coats,
and entered Jerusalem,
as fickle crowds waved palm branches,
and shouted, “Hosanna” and “blessed is he.”
This morning we reenact the story:
we reenact to deepen;
we reenact to understand;
we reenact to connect;
we reenact to lament;
and we reenact for reasons all our own.
Christ, bless our reenactment, and bless our palms that they might be for us:
a doorway into Holy Week;
a portal into deeper discipleship;
and a platform for us to join the crowds in shouting these ancient words:
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the Highest.” AMEN.
© Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, 2019