donkeys and horses:day three

[Read & meditate on Luke 19.28-44. Why do you think Jesus responded as he does in vs. 41-44?]

Hard to believe, but Jesus was misunderstood. Why is it that so often we, like the people of Israel, want Jesus on our own terms, rather that the greater things that he already is? They wanted things their way. They wanted a kingdom brought about by death, destruction and oppression. Jesus offered the way of peace, the way of love–and they missed it. Just like me, way too often. As they missed his way of peace, he saw their pain and felt it more deeply than they ever would.