The risk of Palm Sunday is nothing new. When we throw our cloaks down, they are bound to get a little dirty.
The world can make our “alleluias” seem rather trivial. I one minute, we celebrate, but then we round the corner, and in the next minute, we find another cry for help!
Shouting “Hosanna in the highest!” sounds like celebration, and perhaps in part it is, but we should never confuse celebration with hope.
As we find it every day in our lives “out there”, there are chances to give to others and opportunities to receive from others — both of which are hard to embrace.