“We are no different than the shouting crowds – those that do the right thing for the wrong reason or those who do the wrong thing for the right reason. And as soon as we think the good news is that we know better than those caught up in into the tragic events of that first Holy Week, we are mistaken. As soon as we think the good news is that we now know how to do the right things and for the right reasons we are mistaken.” – Nadia Bolz Weber
Readings: Matthew 21:1-11 Blessing of Palms by Jan Richardson
“Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by fleeing from it or finding a quick cure for it.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen
Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34 John 12:20-33
The Rev. Seth Wispelwey
Interim Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC.