“Jesus’ Passion is for You” by The Rev. Kaji Douša
This week marks the beginning of the holiest week of the Christian year. And today we gathered on Palm Sunday to hear the story of Jesus’ Passion, and here’s what I’d like you to know about that. Jesus’ Passion is not just a story of yesteryear, of an ancient time for people who died and have long gone. Jesus’ Passion is for you. Jesus cares about you. Jesus walked a road – the Via Dolorosa (the way of the cross) – so that you would not have to carry such a heavy burden. And so know that, wherever you’ve been, Jesus has been there, too, even to the sunken place. But, that no matter what the story is, there is good news. And there’s good news for you, and even out of the sunken place you can rise with Jesus. By the grace of God, you do. Amen.