HumanKind Week 21: “Did You Say Donkey?”
While the story of Palm Sunday may be familiar to some, and a regular part of the Christian calendar, it offers some really confusing details. When we embrace these unsettling elements of the story, we can learn new things about who Jesus is and who we are called to be in His Kingdom.
As Jesus enters Jerusalem, he is making himself fully known as Israel’s Messiah and King. Yet, instead of riding in like a battle-ready monarch, he comes as a gentle servant on a donkey. However, he soon goes to the Temple, drives out the money-makers, and refocuses its purpose as a house of prayer. So, what are we to make of this 2000 years later?