When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage
and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples
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. If anyone says to
you, `Why are you doing this?' just say this, 'The Lord needs
it and will send it back here immediately.'"
They went away and found a colt tied near a door,
outside in the street. As they were untying it, some of the bystanders
said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"
They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed
them to take it. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw
their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. Many people spread their
cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they
had cut in the fields. [...]
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In Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem the crowd
shouts "Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the
name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor
David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" Their expectations
will be fulfilled in Jesus, but not in the way they were expecting!
May we be open to God's will in our lives, wherever it leads.
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