LM, Episode 489, 3/28/21
Today is Palm Sunday when Christians celebrate Jesus triumphantly riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. My experience with my Uncle Bobby’s donkey makes it a miracle Jesus made it to Jerusalem.
When I was five or six, I was riding Bobby’s donkey until she got in the middle of a stream and stood there stomping in the water until Bobby came in and rescued me. Bobby says, “She needs to know who’s boss.”
“Bobby, I think she does.”
The donkey represents peace because kings would ride a horse as they attacked a city.
A few years ago we were driving home past a church in town that always had funny, creative signs out front like:
“Seven days without Jesus makes one weak.” (That’s w-e-a-k, not w-e-e-k) or
“Tweet others as you would want to be tweeted.”
“Don’t make me come down there, signed God.”
Twyla wondered what their Palm Sunday sign would say. I said, “How about, ‘Jesus is riding my ass.’” That was a long walk home because Twyla also knows who’s boss. Have a restful and restorative Sunday and always remember laughter matters.