Collective Liberation

Palm Sunday: Why Do We Tell This Story?

But it’s invisible to us now.
Made invisible to us,
Disappeared behind Constantine’s sword
And stories reduced to piety tales
about how I can get my little individual sins forgiven
And we wave our little palms
Smile at the children in their little parades
And crown Jesus who never wore a crown
In our sanctuaries where American flags
Hover near the cross.

Why do we tell this story?


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