Hosanna in the Highest!
It was difficult for me to understand that the people who welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem were the same people who shouted, "Crucify him!" I thought, "How could those people turn their backs to Jesus like a light switch?"
A clinical psychologist said that many people could not believe the atrocities the Nazis did to the Jews. "How could the Nazis do such things?" they ask. Peterson cautions people that there is evil that lurks in the heart. And if we are not aware or accepting of that evil, we can fall into it. Better, he says, to acknowledge the evil.
So be careful. If we were with the crowd when Jesus entered Jerusalem, would we be one of those shouting, "Crucify him!"? I very well could have been one of them.
Thanks to Jesus for taking on death for the atonement of our sins. With repentance and forgiveness, there is always new life.
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