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Palm Sunday (Liturgy of the Passion)

Isaiah 50.4–9a
Philippians 2.5–11
Mark 14.1—15.47

‘In spite of that, we call this Friday good.’ They didn’t at the time, but Jesus’ surprised friends, and some very surprised enemies, quickly found themselves telling the horrid and brutal tale as the story of God’s unthinkable salvation.

Within three decades Paul condensed into 36 Greek words what it would take Mark 119 verses to narrate. ‘In God’s form, but not thinking to exploit equality with God, he emptied himself, taking a servant’s form, born in human likeness; found in human form, humble and obedient unto death, the death of the cross’...

Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year B by N T Wright

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