Today is a day of paradox – a day of tension.
And the tension of this day comes from the fact that the church calendar lets us choose between two different themes or liturgies for today.
Is it to be the Liturgy of the Passion? Do we focus on the suffering of Jesus?
Or, is it to be the Liturgy of the Palms? Do we focus on the triumphal entry?
If you look at the purple insert that we read together at the beginning of worship today you see at the top it says Palm – slash- Passion Sunday. So we have to ask: Which is it to be? What do we mark today? To what part of Jesus’ story do we turn our gaze?
Passion or Palm?