In the Name of the Lord

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Palm Sunday is a paradoxical day. Today we celebrate Jesus’ “triumphal entry”, but just how triumphal is it? We know that just days from now, those who are celebrating will be running to hide; those shouting, “Hosanna!,” will be saying under their breath, “I don’t know him.” And yet as Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem one final time, we know that it is the entrance of a King who is coming into his Kingdom, a Kingdom not of this world, but a Kingdom that will redeem this world. And this King, who acts like no other king in the history of the world, is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!