Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem and Goes to the Temple
Today's reading describes the events of the first Palm Sunday, when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem. Riding on the back of a borrowed colt, Jesus encountered a cheering crowd that unnerved the Pharisees. Once in the city, Jesus wept, knowing that the city would again be captured by foreign armies. Then he went to the Temple, confronting those people who were selling things in God's house, and infuriating the Jewish priests and leaders, who began plotting for a way to kill the rabble-rousing teacher.
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