Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Isaiah 50:4-9

Palm Sunday – Year B

Isaiah 50:4-9

For Palm Sunday only two lections are listed. I am filling in the remaining texts from the Passion Sunday listing. I wonder why this is so, but not enough to get to the bottom of it.

Teachers know how to sustain weary students with a word of encouragement. Lest we take that too literally, words of encouragement are also symbols in action.

There is nothing that will disgrace a student whose ear has been stimulated by an encouraging word. They are as flint in their pursuit of wisdom, even to the point of entering a lion's den, as long as they can be in the presence of their teacher's word.

So ride on O students, come and look at what we thought we knew. Look around and see if there be any wisdom left. If not, ride on, again. Ride on with friends and fellow students and fellow teachers. Ride on, sustained and sustaining. Ride on to new community and new wisdom. Ride on without mourning, just ride on.

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