Palm Sunday is a day of great expectation, as well as the beginnings of great disappointment. Expectations were not met. Instead of a conquering king, the people got a crucified Christ. What do you expect from Jesus Christ? “What are you seeking” (Jn. 1:38)? Does it have anything to do with his cross? This is where God’s greatest deed meets our greatest need.
Hold off judgment: in the parable of the prodigal son, that no one tells that son he is a sinner. It is only he who says it of himself. And at that moment, he has hope for a way back–and grace appears even beyond his hope.