"Jesus' teachings of love, and mercy and forgiveness, I think, really should dominate our lives,"says Bart D. Ehrman, author , Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth. (quoted from the NPR interview, April 1, 2012.)
Today, Palm Sunday, is the beginning of the Holy Week, the most sacred time of the Christian year. I'll be reading this whole week beginning today until next Sunday a slim book-The Last Week, What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem, by Marcus J.Borg and John Dominic Crossan.
(Cheri and I visited Jerusalem last September. The photos were taken at the Garden of Gethsemane.The trees are ancient olive trees.)