Palm Branches

Here is a reflection poem on Palm Sunday.

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Palm Branches

They thought they knew

How it would all play out

When Messiah came.

When He did come

He did not do what

He was supposed to do.

They did not have room

In their hearts,

Hardened by certainty.

No room for adjusting

And aligning

Their thoughts

Their actions

To God’s.

What about me?

Do I have room?

Or am I so certain

I know the way –

That I miss it?

Mary had a choice.

She heard the invitation

And sat at his feet,

Became a disciple,

Learned 

She had room

In her heart.

Her acceptance

Of the words and teaching

Upturned the Patriarchy,

And helped her brothers

To have room as well.

But the palm waving

Crowds shouting

Hosanna, quickly turned

To Crucify him

When he did not do

What they thought 

He was supposed to do.

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4 thoughts on “Palm Branches

  1. Leigh Harvey

    This is great, Julie. I am impressed with they didn’t have room in their hearts–and do we have room; secondly, he didn’t do what they thought, therefore they turned on him. It is hard not to be angry at human nature, but then we just have to look inside, too.

  2. Kirsten Foot

    Wow, thank you for this Julie. Much to ponder!

  3. Thank you Kirsten! Yes this is a good time of year to ponder these things!

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