seek to be triumphant

March 19, 2016

   What does triumph look like?  Winning the Olympics?  Closing a multi-million dollar contract? Being the official marshal for the Tournament of Roses parade?   Successfully completing a job?  Dying? 
     Somehow, we probably don't think that dying is triumphant...or even something to celebrate.  But for Jesus, it is.  As he enters Jerusalem today, to the welcoming shouts of the crowd, many think that Jesus is at the top of his game, the pinnacle of his influence.  But Jesus and God think differently--thank goodness!  Why?  Have a listen...
  Gospel reading:  Luke 19:28-40