The Holiest Week: Palm Sunday
Jesus is hellbent on Jerusalem, kicking ass and taking names (Mark 11) right up until the moment when he doesn't (Mark 14-15). We meditated at length on the Jerusalem-Passion narratives, and then stopped to contemplate with the author of Hebrews: "For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the city gate in order to sanctify the people by his own blood. Let us then go to him outside the camp and bear the abuse he endured" (Hebrews 13:11-13).