Process Christology

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday

April 8, 2001
See Also: 
Reading 2: 
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Reading 4: 
Luke 19:28-40
By Barry A. Woodbridge

The Lucan account of the triumphal entry structurally depends upon the preceding parable of pounds involving the greedy and vengeful king. The king has gone away "to get royal power for himself and then return" (Luke 19:12). He returns "having received royal power" (v.15), but the citizens hated him and sent a mob delegation after him (v.14). Thus, the parable anticipates the plot of the triumphal entry.

This lesson is therefore about power and how people respond to it.

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