In Jesus’ time, the palm branch held a similar role to the homer hanky. Palm branches were a symbol of victory and triumph.
Is there hope for unity among Christians who hold disparate viewpoints, represent myriad cultures, experience God’s Spirit distinctively, and even interpret the Bible differently?
Jesus—God in human flesh—knows our hungering, both physical, and spiritual. Jesus knows that we need bread to provide us sustenance: the Bread of the Presence, Our Daily Bread, the Bread from Heaven.
Ethiopia is suffering from the worst drought on record. It is vital that the United States and its partners act now to sustain the progress that has been made over the years in reducing hunger.
Considering the goal of politics to be the search for common ground that promotes the common good, there are enormous disagreements as to the substance of that common ground.
Part of our problem with certainty—and with its opposite, uncertainty—may be the way we roughly parallel them with faith and doubt.