thought for the day.
The crowds expected him to drive the Romans out of Palestine. People of importance rode in chariots or at least on horseback, so by riding on a colt Jesus showed that he was not a political saviour, but a spiritual saviour and the way of spiritual salvation is through humility.
A few days later, at the Last Supper, Jesus gave a further display of humility when He washed His disciples' feet (John 13), a menial task normally performed by a servant. He told them that they should do this for each other.
These are two good lessons to reflect on whenever we feel tempted towards self-importance.
Terri Whitaker, terripwhitaker@ gmail.com