This begins what we call “holy week”… Jesus enters Jerusalem and neither he nor the rest of the world will ever be the same. All of his disciples – a multitude of disciples, Luke calls them – felt the air of excitement. The city is ready for a holiday; the Romans have beefed up security; the temple taxes are sky high; the people need hope, they need the Messiah! Jesus is riding into town like a king, ready to overthrow the political and religious leaders of the day… or so it seems. In just a few days, Jesus is going to dash those hopes because their hopes were too small. With what part of this Palm Sunday parade do you most identify?
“I understand the hopes of the people for someone to take them out of their current messes. O God, most of my prayers are really “help me, God!” prayers, but help me to trust your plan over my own desires. More than anything, I desire your will in my life. Amen”