Palm Sunday: The Real Kindom of God

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Palm Sunday

by Joyce Rupp

Three men
proclaiming the memory
of your path to Calvary.
Three men
with somber voices
making all the appropriate
pauses and inflections
.

But what I remember
is the Calvary
beside me,
the man
whose body odor
invaded my space,
the man
seemingly homeless,
surely mentally challenged.

The three men
went on and on and on
with their words
telling the history
of your suffering.

I found you
not in their stiff words
but next to me,
a man still bearing
the heavy cross of loneliness and rejection 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/31/st-boniface-church-san-francisco_n_2592275.html “St. Boniface Church In San Francisco Lets Homeless People Sleep In Pews”

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