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Palm Sunday > Donkey Power

Vic Pentz

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March 29, 2015

Greatness is lifting up from underneath. Jesus says to his disciples that the gentile rulers “press down on them...” The donkey presses up from underneath. Greatness, like the donkey's, means lifting up.

Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-11

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