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Blessing of the Palms 2018

A simple blessing of the palms for Palm Sunday 2018.

Blessing of the Palms

Blessed Christ who comes in the name of the Lord, may these palms be, not toys, but tools:

tools that we hand out to one another on Palm Sunday;

tools that we walk over as we enter worship;

tools that we fold into crosses and playfully swat our brother or sister with;

tools that we bring home with us to dry and to remind;

tools that we will burn next Ash Wednesday to mark our foreheads, and our mortality;

and tools that we use to enter into this Holy Week, enter into the story, and enter into the love you offer to us always.

And so, blessed Christ, bless these Palms that they might be, not toys, but tools like this.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the Highest.  AMEN.

© Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, 2018

Kevin Goldenbogen is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ serving Charlotte Congregational Church in northwestern Vermont. He skis, runs, bakes bread, rides a red Vespa, and tries every day to follow Jesus. He is married to the perfect woman and has two boys who he loves beyond words.

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