The #ManInTree and the Way of the Cross

What can we learn this Holy Week from one marginalized man’s peculiar actions? No one is quite sure if the man was homeless or mentally unstable, but it is possible that all he wanted when he climbed the giant sequoia tree in downtown Seattle on Tuesday was to be seen. Or maybe to be seen differently. This Holy Week has already been full of suffering in the world and in our nation, giving us many stepping stones by which to follow Christ to the cross in our own practices of empathy, prayer, and perhaps even weeping over our own losses....

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