Capsule for the Day
The crowd shouted Hosanna in the highest. For them, the prophecy of old is being fulfilled. But they were disappointed when He didn't meet their expectations. So, the same crowd that shouted Hosanna in the highest turn around to shout "Crucify Him. Crucify Him". A reflection of the reality of life.
It is amazing how many people literally honour and appreciate us when we meet their expectations or fit into their own way of life. But every thing begins to change when we become true to ourselves and a contrast to their expectations. We then hear "Crucify him/her". What changed?
We changed. We chose to be true to our purpose and mission in life. And apparently that makes us stand out, and our way of life begins to confront that of the crowd (Wisdom 2:12-24). We are then greeted with hostility and even threats to our lives. But in the end, God has the last word.
Fr. Francis Afu