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Over the next few days we will be journeying through the events of Holy Week ... imagining that current restrictions applied ...
"Sure you can borrow the donkey", said the
man, "it can't do it's work at the moment". Despite the restrictions
on gathering, Jesus still said he had "essential work" to do in
Jerusalem during the festival time and was determined to go.
It was eerie going into the city without the usual
crowds on the road, but people saw this strange band of a man on a donkey
followed by a dozen or more others at 2m
intervals (did they count as a household?). People appeared at their windows
and on their flat roofs to see. Then a cry went up and passed form house to
house "it's him! It's the Nazarene!".
People reached out and pulled palm leaves and branches from the trees by
their houses and threw them in to the road in front of him.
Someone called out "Hosanna to the Son of
David!" and others joined in.
An official tried to get them to stop but Jesus told
him ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.’