... JESUS got his friends to spread the word that
AT the same time as PILATE was PROCESSING into the other side of town,
THEY WOULD WELCOME THEIR OWN KING,
in their own way.
And so here they came, the poorest, the lamest, the daftest, the lostest PEOPLE,
carrying branches of trees and whatever else they could find to wave,
and WAITED for JESUS to make his way in through the EAST GATE,
past the people taking out the RUBBISH,
and when HE arrived, they THREW their BRANCHES to the ground, and threw their ARMS in the air and shouted ‘Hosanna to the King!’
AND of course, while PILATE was making his way into town in the brightest and best chariot of all, how was Jesus travelling?
ON A DONKEY! ...
- from my school Easter Service talk, The king who always gave people something good.