A great reflection from Christine Sine for Holy Week – it’s not Palm Sunday that was the true or complete triumphal procession:
Jesus entry into Jerusalem was actually only the first part of his procession. Jesus triumphal procession ended on Good Friday when he processed alone bearing his cross to Golgotha. While the Roman troops proudly bore their standards of golden eagles that proclaimed them as imperial troops, Jesus entered Jerusalem without a standard. His standard, the emblem that proclaimed his Messiahship was taken up on Good Friday. His standard was the Cross which would be lifted high with him on it – God’s royal standard which proclaims the victory of God through Christ – the redemption not just of those who looked upon Christ, or on those who believed because they encountered him after his resurrection, but the redemption of the entire world – past, present and future.
Read it all at Christine’s Godspace blog.