Palm Sunday always makes me think of the triumphant entrance of Jesus into
Today’s gospel reminds me that God does indeed get angry and call us to do the same when our churches become the exclusive domain of the privileged. It reminds me to be intentional about reaching out to those who are outside our community and inviting them in to be part of the life of Christ’s church. As Christ-followers we are called to reach out to all, not just those who are clean and comfortable. So I ask myself this Palm Sunday, “Am I doing enough to heal and help those who are powerless in our community? Am I too comfortable to be angry for those who are exploited by others for profit or just ignored because of their low status? Is everybody welcome at Saint Matthew’s? Is Christ really my king?”
Jesus, create in me a clean heart, open to righteous anger. Help me make a difference in the lives of others, and give me the privilege of helping make your kingdom a reality in this broken world.