Sermon March 25, 2018, by Jeffrey Vamos
What if we understood that Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was really a parody of those in power? Is it possible we might understand parody and humor as a part of the gospel story, which is after all a comedy (a story with a happy ending). How is comedy a means to critique the powerful, and to compel the faithful to belief?
For those who wish to do some homework, watch Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful, and see if you can make a connection between Roberto’s character and the story of Jesus’ motley gang of disciples marching into Jerusalem. Here’s a clip:
If you really want to do more homework – check out this book by John Dominick Crossan and Marcus Borg.
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