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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Palm Sunday – 5 April 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

Today is Palm Sunday for Western Christian churches which use the Gregorian calendar to calculate the date of Easter. The Gregorian calendar was proclaimed in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII as a reform of the Julian calendar. Because the Eastern Orthodox Christian churches use the Julian calendar, which was in use during the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, they’ll be celebrating Palm Sunday on April 12th this year.

This is partly why the dates for these holidays rarely coincide, as they did in 2007.

However, the dates are really not anywhere as important as our allowing Jesus Christ to make a triumphal entry into our hearts and souls, so that we live as the loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God that He calls us to be.

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