Mark 11:1-10   Palm Sunday

On Sunday Jesus was honored as he approached the eastern gate of the city riding on a donkey, and on Friday he was executed outside the western gate. He did not turn out to be the kind of Messiah they were expecting. How can we understand this week of irony, this week of agony? This is the week when the best of God and the worst of humanity collided. Every moment was filled with passion and significance. And you are I are all part of this drama. Our involvement in Christ’s passion may not be as intense as the people we read about in today’s passion. But it is a great opportunity for us to reexamine our lives and our relationship with Jesus Christ. Everyone in today’s gospel inter-acted with Jesus. Where are we in this story?