Monday, March 18, 2013


        Here's another poetic reflection on part of the lectionary Gospel passage for Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013. There are more coming!

After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, "Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' just say this, 'The Lord needs it.'" 32 So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?" 34 They said, "The Lord needs it." 35 Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road (Luke 19:28-36, NRSV).


The owners of a colt did not object
        when two disciples took the colt away.
In such a situation you’d expect
        those owners would have had much more to say.
When they were told the Lord had need of it,
        apparently they didn’t say a thing.
I wonder if they knew the one who’d sit
        upon their colt would soon be hailed as King.
And in the cheering multitude that day
        I wonder if there were on that account
two happy souls when Jesus passed their way,
        who proudly yelled, “He’s riding on our mount!”


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