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March 28, 2010

It's Not About the Donkey

About this time last year Shane Claiborne (coauthor of Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers and a few other books you might have heard of) introduced the inaugural issue of Conspire magazine by telling the story of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, carried by the foal of a donkey, on the first day of the last week of his life. It seems a fitting way to begin Passion Week here at Strangely Dim as well.

Hearing all the hoorahs and hosannas, that donkey may have started to feel pretty good. As folks waved palm branches, the donkey probably strutted his stuff and gave a few proud nods at the crowd.

But it's not about the donkey. We can never forget that we're just the asses who've been corralled to help bring Jesus in. What an honor it is, though, to be part of the cosmic hosanna--and to do it with you.

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at March 28, 2010 8:02 AM Bookmark and Share

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