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The Rev. William Carter

The Best Things Are Borrowed

Mark 11:1-11

Palm Sunday - Passion Sunday - Year B

April 01, 2012

The Rev. William Carter (PCUSA)

It was a number of years ago, but the memory is still crystal clear. Our tour bus stopped on the top of the Mount of Olives. The forty pilgrims in our group stepped off the bus. The plan was to walk down a road that has been there for three thousand years.

At our left was the largest Jewish cemetery in the road, established in the ancient belief the Messiah will appear on the Mount of Olives. At the bottom of the hill is the Garden of Gethsemane, guarded by the remains of olive trees that overheard the betrayal of Judas Iscariot. Straight ahead was Mount Zion, with the ancient walls of the city of Jerusalem. This is the route that Jesus took when he entered the city on Palm Sunday. To this day, it is still a moving sight!

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The Rev. John Gunn

Life and Happiness

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This episode of Be Still and Know tells the story of two men who lose everything in a fiancial crisis. "But one of these men had something he did not lose", writes The Rev. John R. Gunn, "something that scripture refers to as a better and an enduring substance."


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The Rev. John Gunn

Acquisition of Things

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This episode of Be Still and Know discusses wealth. "Christ does not ask a renunciation of all things material", writes The Rev. John R. Gunn, "but Christ does want to free us from the tyranny of things."