Today, the role of Judas will be played by Paul W.
Step 3: made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.
About a year and a half ago, I began taking my daughter to Sunday morning church. The benefit was 50-50: my daughter went to Sunday school and learned about Christianity; and I began to reacquaint myself with the teachings of Jesus.
Today is Palm Sunday, and in one hour I will be standing among a number of other palm Sunday passion play participants. I was given the role of Judas. Which is fine; it’s better than being part of the screaming congregation: “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
We are to meet outside, in front of the church before the service, where we will receive our palms and then proceed into the building. Like I told my daughter when she had questions: just do what the others are doing. Fake it till you make it.
I’ve never had a problem separating the church from the people who run it. Luckily, that was one of the few things I understood. I never gave the pope, nor the bishops, nor any of the clergy any special powers. They’ve always just been a bunch if guys in robes enforcing stories that were written by other guys in robes centuries ago.
Today, I may feel awkward and out-of-place, but that’s common for me. I felt the same way at a high school dances. I still feel this way at low-level board meeting.
So for today, I just go with the flow. I think Jesus said that