The Year: Palm Sunday

The Sunday before Easter has traditionally been known as “Palm Sunday” and celebrates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. The crowds following Jesus were excited by His acts of healing and the display of His miraculous power. Their songs and expressions of praise indicated an expectation that Jesus was coming into the city as the long-awaited Messiah sent from God. The problem, of course, was that Jesus’ understanding of “messiah” was quite different from theirs.

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