Today is Palm Sunday.
This morning, before church, we stopped at Rolling Hills Equestrian Center and visited with Tequila, the resident donkey. We would have loved to have Tequila join us at church, but he’s pretty comfortable with his stallmate, Bud the horse, so we visited him instead.
Jesus rode into Jerusalem one Sunday, a few days before his death, on a donkey.
Legend has it that:
The donkey so loved his gentle master that he later followed him to Calvary. Grief-stricken by the sight of Jesus on the cross, the donkey turned away but couldn’t leave. It was then that the shadow of the cross fell upon the shoulders and back of the donkey, and there it stayed. All donkeys have borne the sign of the cross on their backs since that very day.
On Tequila’s back, and on every donkey’s back, there is a cross.
I hope you’re having a blessed Palm Sunday!