This week is Palm Sunday. As we remember our Lent verse this season, Isaiah 55:8… For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord; we have a great example of that in our scripture this week.
Mark 11:1-11 New Revised Standard Version
11 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4 They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, 5 some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. 7 Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. 9 Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
11 Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Jesus Triumphal Entry for the children
Each time Jesus entered Jerusalem, he invited those he interacted with to think differently. To humble ourselves and not use our influence to take advantage of others.
Jesus modeled this lifestyle and yet most people missed it.
Why are we reluctant to seek equality and equity for others?
Do we feel some don’t deserve it?
Do we feel some aren’t worth it?
Who was Jesus most critical of?
Let’s talk about it on Sunday.
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