And now, Palm Sunday without the Extravagance


I was going to reprint as I often do on Palm Sunday, my post, Palm Sunday, Triumphalism and Leadership, but when well over a hundred of you have already found it in the last week, it seems a trifle superfluous. But because it’s message is timeless and may be more pertinent in this time of plague than even when I wrote it (2013), I will share a bit of it.

What can we learn from this? General Patton put it this way:

“For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. . .

A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.”

We know that earthly glory is fleeting, who can recite the exploits of Edward Longshanks, or Frederick Barbarossa from memory. Sure we remember…

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