As families seek refuge, we must remember that the kingdom of God is like a bush providing shelter and shade. To sow God’s kingdom means that we welcome the refugee and migrant seeking safety and respite.
On April 4th, we will remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The faith and hope of the Christian tradition is based on the cross being left empty. Fears and anxieties are laid to rest there, so that hope and a new song for the world can emerge. In the end the lynching tree and all it represents will lose, because the cross is left empty.
On Palm Sunday, Jesus openly challenges the civil authorities and the status quo. Instead of a war horse, a donkey. Instead of scarcity, abundance. Instead of punishment, forgiveness. Instead of hatred, love.
We live in crazy times where children go hungry, people are oppressed, and the lonely are abandoned - just like Jesus during these three days of Holy Week. Our call to justice is to stand with those who suffer now, and keep striving toward Sunday. Because SUNDAY IS COMING!