Winding Through The Wilderness

Winding Through the Wilderness - The wilderness road can feel like a labyrinth—writhing and turning, but the truth is that the path of Lent leads here: to this week, where all that has been set in motion finally unfurls. Like the labyrinth path, though, it still isn’t a straight shot. The disciples are sent on a strange and specific mission to find a donkey and a colt. Jesus' triumphant ride into Jerusalem subverts the expectations of what a Messiah should be by the Son of God being carried, like his mother once was, on the back of a donkey. His methods are strange, but his direction is sure: he is heading closer and closer to the center. He is heading closer and closer to the story we order our lives by. The forty days are almost over. Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11