If there are gifts we can give to our children and our grandchildren, they are the gifts of flexibility, imagination, and hope. The journey they will take will likely be a rough one, to say the least. We need to prepare and equip them the best we can.
So there’s actually kind of this interesting similarity, I think, between the Muslim Jesus and the historical Jesus of the Jesus Seminar.
If I were the king of the world
I’ll tell you what I’d do,
I’d throw away the cars and the bars and the war,
and make sweet love to you.
That is what I think Jesus was declaring on Palm Sunday.