Bible Passage: Luke 19:37-44
On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem as the true king. His kingdom brings peace and joy, humility and rescue. Despite the cheering of the crowds around him, Jesus weeps. He sees the heart of the people — past, present and future — all of their hatred, inconsistency, selfishness, hypocrisy, weakness, fear. He knows that within a week most of them will want him crucified, and that only a few will receive the gift of his death and resurrection.