My wife has been concerned about our dog’s teeth for some time so we finally scheduled an appointment with the vet to have them cleaned. In order to clean a dog’s teeth they use anesthesia. While the dog is out they remove moles, trim the nails & do anything else they can find. Don’t you wish it worked that way for humans? Go in for a surgery & come out with everything fixed!
Some poor souls have gone in for surgery, were mistaken for another patient & ended up having a procedure they didn’t need. That’s kind of what the original Palm Sunday was like: the people cheered Jesus thinking He would soon be becoming their King (and in a way He did), but within a few days Jesus died on a cross.
Within the crowd that saw Jesus that day were His loyal followers, His bitter enemies & a sea of the uncommitted either way. Those divisions persist today. Which of those categories would your friends say you belong in?