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28 March 21 – Passion/Palm Sunday B (COCU 24B)

I had initially thought to post each stanza a day at a time during the week (‘To be continued…’) but there is also practical worth in posting it whole.

HOLY WEEK
How long, O Jesus,
will you ride this humble beast
through the pleading crowd?    (Mk 11:1-11)

How long, O Jesus,
will you curse the unfruitful
in the face of death?    (Mk 11:12-17)

How long, O Jesus,
will you pursue and condemn
false authority?    (Mk 11:27-33)

How long, O Jesus,
will you champion the ones
who pour out their all?    (Mk 14:1-9)

How long, O Jesus,
will you share broken bread, wine,
in sadness or hope?    (Mk 14:18-26)

How long, O Jesus,
will you hang like a scarecrow*
in love for the world?    (Mk 15:22-37)

How long, O Jesus,
will you lie in awkward death
in a borrowed tomb?    (Mk 15:43-47)
    Jeff Shrowder, 2021
 
* From Brian Wren’s hymn, Here hangs a man discarded
 
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