The Pharisees then said to one another, â€œYou see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!â€ (John 12)
Containing a King who rides in on a donkey is tricky stuff. Well, apparently impossible.Â Sacking a King who prefers Palm leaves to streets of gold is down right laughable. Overthrowing a King who wants nothing to do with overthrowing anything is futile. Defeating a King who doesn’t deal in warfare, who doesn’t care about saving his life, only cares about saving the lives of the ones who are out to defeat and kill him, is, well, a ridiculous endeavor.
Jesus’ life and teaching was one of opposites and paradox. It is a life that is capable of opening the eyes of the most hardened and desperate and without intent, concealing the truth from the most pious.
BlessingsÂ to all on this Palm Sunday.