Sunday, March 6, 2022

Cloaks and / or palms

After Luke 19:28-40

Four accounts of the entry,

generally aligned in the basic

details, the account of the colt

and the owner’s reaction,

traveling from the village

to the city, the welcome

by the people, the hailing

and recognition of the king,

the concern of the religious

(sensing the reaction 

of the rulers and overlords).

Yet there is one difference,

one significant difference

among the four. Three say

the people spread their cloaks,

tamping down the dust,

honoring the king. One says

they waved branches of palms,

giving the name to history.

The one is written 

by the disciple whom

he loved. Had the naming

been by democratic vote,

the decision would have

been 3 to 1 

for Cloak Sunday.


Photograph by Bahador via Unsplash. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

And I can't even begin to imagine calling it Cloak Sunday. Great observation, Glynn!