What kind of day is it today, person? What’s a Palm Sunday? Is that when you give me loves all day with the palm of your hand?
Well, what is it then?
He did? Jesus rode on a donkey? Hey, there’s an animal in this story. I think I’m going to like it. Does this donkey talk like Balaam’s donkey?
Okay, I’ll listen.
My person says Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and the people were happy to see him because of the miracles he had done. They spread their cloaks and branches on the road before Jesus and they took palm branches and went out to meet him.
Oh, now I get it. That’s why it’s called Palm Sunday because of the palm branches. What’s a palm branch, person? I don’t think I’ve seen one of those.
Why do they grow in Phoenix, but not here? Can we go to Phoenix so I can see palm branches?
Okay, I’m listening.
When Jesus and the donkey came by the people shouted, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Some of the Pharisees (the guys who didn’t like Jesus because he gave them what for) told Jesus to tell his disciples to be quiet. You know what Jesus said? He said, “If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
You mean the donkey doesn’t talk, but the stones do?