Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Melissa reflected on the strange triumph and sorrow and hope mixed together that people in El Salvador might be feeling. Palm Sunday of 1980 was the funeral for Archbishop Oscar Romero. He died because he took the side of the poor during the conflict that lead up to the Salvadorans Civil War.
…low your king comes to you triumphant and victorious is he, humbled and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey…”Zechariah 9:9
On this Palm Sunday, we believe that God is bringing people together, gathering people who will shape their lives around the good news of Jesus to free creation. That God will free all of us, both oppressor and oppressed alike, from the tyranny of greed and excess in securing power by might.