Many times I have tried to place myself in the crowds of Jerusalem in Passion Week, beginning with Palm Sunday, moving through the trial and crowds, to the cross, his death and finally at the empty tomb. I wonder if I would wave palms of welcome and shout Hosanna or be the skeptic wondering what right he had to do these things? Would I have denied him like Peter or joined the crowd shouting ‘Crucify, crucify!” How long would it take me to understand the “Risen Lord”? Jesus entry into Jerusalem raised a question every individual has to answer, “Is this my king?” If we affirm that Jesus is ‘my’ king, then the next question follows, “How will I follow HIM?”

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