As our Presiding Bishop expresses in his Easter message, it wasn’t simply by chance Jesus was in Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday, he wasn’t on holiday and he certainly wasn’t hanging out. He was there on purpose.
I’ll come back to purpose in a moment.
I was particularly pleased to hear Michael Curry speak about the resurrection as “love winning.” Now I’m not suggesting for a moment that our PB pinched this language from me. Furthermore, I’m not altogether sure when I first started using it. I suspect I pinched it from another somewhere along the way. But I’ve been talking about Easter, more specifically, the reality of God, as love winning, for number of years. And if you think about it, love winning is consistent with our understanding and experience of God. God is love. God overcomes death by resurrecting Jesus thus resurrecting life itself. God resurrects our lives, therefore love wins!