Stroll through Scripture for Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024

Pastor Matthew Best
4 min readMar 19, 2024

Based on readings from Mark 11:1–11 and Mark 14:3–9

We made it to Holy Week! Palm Sunday is a unique Sunday in so many ways. It’s a paradox Sunday. We have two Gospel readings. One focuses on the triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the other is about preparation for death that will take place later in the week. It reminds me of the ABC Sports tag line from years ago — “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.”

So let’s take a look at each of the readings separately. First the triumphant entry into…

--

--

Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.