I am thinking this week about the events of “palm Sunday” as recorded in Matthew 21. What stands out in my mind is the strange incident of Jesus cursing a tree. It is strange because why would Jesus get mad at a poor little tree?
So the first circle is to think about that tree and see that it is not about a tree, but it is a symbol. It did not have fruit and for that was cursed. So Jesus came to the center of the nation of the people of Abraham, of those called to be a great nation and a blessing to the world, and he looked there for fruit.
Circling around again, we see that there was a lot of apparent fruit at the arrival – a parade and shouts of hosanna. Yet we know from Holy Week activities that Palm Sunday is followed in 5…
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