Haughty is hard. Go with humble.
“Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me.”— Matthew 21:2
Haughty is hard. Sure, we’ve all experienced that moment when we buy into the thought that we deserve better or should be treated better. But being haughty takes work. And then there’s regret and remorse if we really do overstep or take someone out in our steps to be grand, glorious, or greedy.
Yeah. Let’s go with humble. With or without a donkey and its colt under you or beside you, come in low. And do so quietly.
Scripture never mentions that Jesus stirs up the crowd by raising his arms and pumping up the excitement like a cheerleader at a pep rally. In fact, He may have only nodded. He may never have waved back.
We hear more when you’re quiet like Jesus. We feel better when we are understated like Jesus.
Haughty is hard. Let’s hear more this Palm Sunday so that from our love of Jesus others will feel better.
PRAYER: Jesus, we understand that as You approached Jerusalem for Holy Week You also approach us. Help us feel the joy of being with You. Help us also be out of our own way with humility so that we can hear others and draw them to You this week. Amen.
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