"The Light Comes to the City" A Palm Sunday Sermon by Barrett Owen

 The Triumphal Entry matters. Jesus comes shining a spotlight on all things wrong with where humanity has gotten. Instead of a stallion, he rides a donkey. Instead of an army, he has women and disenfranchised men. He challenges the religious order. He critiques the Temple system. He turns over tables. He argues with priests. He quotes scripture to scribes. He reframes for the political leaders an understanding or blessing and God. In other words, he shines a big spotlight into the city. But they weren’t ready to see it.