I can’t recall a time when I walked into a room triumphantly. Especially given all the criticism that would likely follow. Can’t you hear it….
I often wonder about the reception of Jesus as he approached Jerusalem on his journey from Galilee. Many received him so well- shouts of joy and praise- but what about those who MUST have been asking themselves the same questions above.
Isn’t that what being a believer is all about, though? Holding oneself in high esteem because there is a deep inner knowing of value…LOVE…and purpose. Jesus knew this, more profoundly than we can ever imagine. So, I would hope we could take a page from this Palm Sunday. Enter that room triumphantly (well, perhaps without all the pomp and circumstance) but with a deep inner knowing that we are good and created in and by Love. And whatever lies ahead, we can handle it.