When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus gave two disciples a task.2 He said to them, “Go into the village over there. As soon as you enter, you will find a donkey tied up and a colt with it. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anybody says anything to you, say that the Lord needs it.” He sent them off right away. 4 Now this happened to fulfill what the prophet said, 5 Say to Daughter Zion, “Look, your king is coming to you, humble and riding on a donkey, and on a colt the donkey’s offspring.” 6 The disciples went and did just as Jesus had ordered them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and laid their clothes on them. Then he sat on them.
|View from Dominus Flevit. Photo by Paul Brown, 2013|
We, too, prefer shock and awe to forgiveness and grace and love. When will we learn that as long as we try to do it our way, the world’s way, the peace that passes all understanding remains elusive?