It’s tough, you know?
Not mixing politics and religion.
They, whoever “they” are, say you shouldn’t. At least not in polite company but, we’ve always been polite to one another haven’t we?
What makes the old adage so hard to adhere to, at least for me, as that we may never have had Easter Sunday were it not for politics.
Allow me to explain.
Jesus was a complex man who led a simple life.
He didn’t ask for fame or notice but he did reluctantly accept both. Well, at least to some extent. He knew that wherever he went, he would draw a crowd but he always managed to make the Father the focus of the message.
Shepard. Carpenter. Teacher. Traveler.
He didn’t have nor did he want the riches of man. He had faith and that was more than enough.
One thing Jesus was NOT was ostentatious.
He wasn’t until the very end anyway.
On what we now refer to as Palm Sunday…Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and THAT is where the politics started.