Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday 2014

The Palm Sunday piece was a reflection as part of a choral service. The PATSY material was gleaned from a sermon I came across in Homiletics years ago.
Reactions to my emphasising the gender of the donkey were mixed with some saying it didn’t matter even though she is the total counter-cultural symbol to the annual parading of Pilate into Jerusalem on a stallion and the reported triumphal march of Alexander on his white stallion all covered in blood from the battlefield.
Easter this year was difficult for me – not because of the message, but because of all the other arrangements for the week with friends and family coming and going. I hadn’t realised how Denise kept me going at such times with food on the table, guests arranged and looked after and warm quiet encouragement. The response to my speaking of our need to tell our story linked to the resurrection and how that is a way of bringing new life into our lives was strong and clear. May the resurrection life be part of your story!



Alistair McBride
5 Camden Place, Hamilton
Ph: 07-849-3664 Mob:021-1385542

“I never give ’em hell – I just preach long sermons and they think it’s hell!”

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