“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold your King is coming to you,
Gentle, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.”
“Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward and
learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires
transforming greed into gratitude.”
― John Chrysostom
(tree frog basking in the warm sun of a cool spring morning /Julie Cook / 2017)
The crowds were so excited…
with each man woman and child being caught up in the moment.
Hailing and shouting exultations.
He was everything they thought they wanted.
Welcoming, inviting and enthusiastically waving…
each person was so very delighted, happy and pleased.
Finally…it was him…it was the One everyone had waited for….
yes, finally…all would now be well
They were all so certain that things were to be different, better…
and finally…as they should be…
There was a general sense of satisfaction radiating from the crowd…
a sense that all things were right with the world…
As a sense of contentment settled over the crowd.
Today was to be their day…
because He had finally come…
Yet there was something in the shifting winds that signaled an impending
sense of change…
and He was the only one who felt it….
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.
I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.