Between Parades

Between Parades

We’re good at planning!
Give us a task force and a project and we’re off and running!
No trouble at all!
Going to the village and finding the colt,
even negotiating with the owners is right down our alley.
And how we love a parade!
In a frenzy of celebration we gladly focus on Jesus and generously throw down our coats and palms in his path.
And we can shout praise loudly enough to make a Pharisee complain.
It’s all so good, the parade!
It’s between parades that we don’t do so well.
We don’t do so well from Sunday to Sunday.
For we forget our hosannas between parades.
The stones will have to shout because we won’t.

~by Ann Weems~
from Kneeling in Jerusalem

 

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