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?
April 1, 2012 at 11:45 am
Hope your Palm Sunday was joyful. 😉
April 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm
eof737, it’s been great. My person left me home and waved palm branches at church but she made up for it. She stopped by the neighbors when she got home and they gave me some T bones. Yum yum!
April 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Happy Easter Bongo. What a lovely post. And I just noted how gorgeous you look on your WP avatar (nice and big!) in your profile. Wow, nice teeth you have too. 😉
Hugs, G and The Chedster
PS: There’s a new contest at My Real Life Reviews starting today:
for Earth Month. Hope you’ll stop by soon to enter. I’m sure your humans would like these prizes. 😉
April 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm
Thanks Geraldine and the Chedster. Happy Easter to you too. I just sent my person over to check out your contest. I left a comment for her.
April 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Oh Dog! The end is near. Ya ever noticed how we still act this way today? There’s some people who are just looking for an excuse to throw stones.
April 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Rumpy, what if when someone picked up a stone to throw it started talking to them and said, “Don’t do it”?
April 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm
they probably do Bongo, but ya gotta have ears to hear.
April 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm
I hear ya’ Rumpy.
April 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm
What a wonderful post at the beginning of Holy Week! What a wild roller coaster ride for Jesus this week… coming into Jerusalem to cheers, only to be persecuted and killed and then to rise again! Great Post!!!
God Bless You!
the collies and chuck 🙂
April 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Thanks Collies and Chuck. And to think Jesus knew it was all going to happen – and he did it anyway – for us.
April 1, 2012 at 11:54 pm
Bongo, It’s a beautiful, but sad story, but the way you tell it I always have a big smile on my face. Don’t ask me why 🙂
April 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Angels Whisper, I’m so glad I can make you smile.
April 2, 2012 at 6:52 am
I think if the Donkey did talk he’d say “Hey, No stone throwing, let’s all just be nice and have fun 🙂 ”
Have a fun day buddy,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
April 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Snoopy, it would be so nice if everyone could get along. Maybe we should all listen to the donkey.
Alfie Entlebucher (@AlfieEntle)
April 2, 2012 at 7:01 am
Palm branches….hmmmm they’re the same as sticks aren’t they? I don’t think I could have left them alone if I were there! *waggy tail*
April 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Alfie, I don’t think palm branches would throw as well as sticks, but I’m sure they’re just as good to chew on.
April 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm
I didn’t know about the day ” Palm Sunday”, so this post is very interesting to us! As we don’t celebrate Easter in Japan, we have got quite lots of days that we don’t know the meaning and didn’t know what “Good Friday” means, either. Since your person tells these stories, we are very interested in what each days means and often check them on internet, too! Thanks for telling us, Bongo and we’re looking forward to more stories! 🙂
April 2, 2012 at 7:52 pm
Kevin, I’m so glad you’re enjoying my stories. Good Friday is the day Jesus died on the cross. It seems kind of strange to call it good, but he had to die to be resurrected on Easter. My person says she’ll tell me more about this for my Easter story.
April 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm
okay, i’m listening too. thanks for the story Bongo 🙂
April 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm
Sunshine, my person says I keep getting distracted when she’s telling me stories. I’m not sure why she says that.
April 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm
hehe, the trick Bongo, is to look your persons right in the eyes when story time comes around. That way, whatever distractions you want to do will go way over your persons head . . . like a flying Frisbee! Lol!
April 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm
Sunshine, maybe my person will get distracted instead. Oh, maybe that’s not good. She might forget to tell me the rest of the story.