I do at times struggle with the Revised Common Lectionary! Sometimes the readings make no sense in respect of where they start and stop, often half-way through a verse or in the middle of a longer passage. I would expect too that the lectionary would at certain times follow the 'story' in a reasonably logical manner but no!! I wasn't preaching yesterday so hadn't paid much attention to the plan only to find that yesterday was designated on our plan as Passion Sunday and our minister took that as his theme. Now while I realise the importance of marking the passion it just seemed that yesterday we were putting the cart before the horse so to speak as we were looking at the events which happened after the triumphal entry into Jerusalem which of course we will be thinking about next week. I am fairly sure last year our plan was marked with both Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday on the same week which I suppose makes a little more sense.
I know I am probably being a little picky about this but it is one of those things that I can't quite get my head round and I am sure I am not alone in this.