This past weekend we celebrated Palm Sunday. According to our church calendar, this is the Sunday one week before Easter where we reflect on Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Most churches celebrate this event as part of holy week in one way or another, usually with palm branches and a chorus of Hosana. But a closer look at this scene in Matthew’s gospel reveals something about Jesus and his worldview. He was a messenger of peace. And we’re called to do the same.