Worship with us Sundays at 11 - Venga a adorar con nosotros los domingos a las 11
God gave Christ, and Christ gave self, and we are called to give as well. As followers of Christ, we are to respond to the call to action born out of listening to our neighbors. What do you, Church, have to give? What or who have you heard in our community that is in need? What would it take for you to give a little more than you are comfortable with or that you had planned for? The reason that these believers in our scripture today are giving all that they had is because they thought that Jesus was coming back any moment. But if we, here and now, start to see Christ in every neighbor that we have, we realize that Jesus has already arrived.
“If your traditional place is to kneel at the seat of power, hiding your face, keeping quiet, holding back, never upsetting the people who hold the reins to your ability to thrive, then truly following Jesus means a subversion all of this. If you were born into a position that allows you to tower over everyone else, then following Jesus will mean getting down on your knees. If your place in life includes expectations of servitude, then following Jesus might just mean standing up.
“Taking seriously the practice of giving alms, one of the traditional Lenten disciplines, means setting the conditions so that this is possible for everyone. What might that take in your life? What line is God challenging in your life?”
Hosanna – “Lord save us” means something different to every single one of us. What does it mean to cry out “Lord save us”?
This ends now, God says.
The power of death ends now.
The fooling ourselves into thinking one is better than the other ends now.
The power of pain ends now.
The power of injustice ends now.
This ends now. It ends now because I will not stop until all of the brokenness is healed, God says.
And then: we begin.
Be inspired by the man who fashioned himself a jumble of cords to drive corrupted power away from the holy space.
Now, do the same.
Hear God’s invitation to turn over your own tables and know that doing this work will require more courage than anything else you will ever do in your lifetime.
See Pastor Kaji’s blog: http://soundthebells.blogspot.com/2018/03/turn-it-over.html
Due to some technical issues, the beginning of this video is audio-only, but video resumes about five minutes in.