April 13, 2014
It’s such a great time - Coffee and Conversation on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School Hour. It’s a place where any topic of conversation is welcome and no question is too silly or simple.
Today we talked about Holy Week. Why does the day we celebrate Easter change every year? It has to do with the moon, no less. Easter is celebrated the first Sunday after the first full moon after the first day of spring. Why is Palm Sunday always near Easter? Jesus entered Jerusalem for the final time to celebrate the Passover on the first day of the week - Sunday - and was met by a crowd waving “palm” branches, throwing their cloaks on the ground in his path, and shouting “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” Hosanna means save or help me, I pray. The people in that crowd hailed Jesus as the Messiah and had great hope with his coming to Jerusalem.
Then we talked about the other events of the week. How the crowd’s attitude would change. How Jesus would celebrate the Passover with his disciples, then be handed over to be put on trial, and quickly crucified. It is quite the week, and we are ready to journey through it with Jesus once again.
What a sacred honor! And what a joy to talk about it with others who so want to learn and have their faith deepened!