Holy Week 2016, Part 1: Following The King On A Donkey
Ever wonder why the crowd cheered for Jesus so emphatically one moment and the next were shouting "Crucify him! Crucify him!"? Part of the reason was due to their expectation for the Messiah. They simply wanted him to free them from their oppressors - but when Jesus is merely a function to serve us, we risk discarding the greater purpose of his coming: to show us a better way of living, characterized by peace, service, and sacrifice.