Holy Week – Reflection for Tuesday

We can’t be sure exactly when todays story happened. It occurred somewhere between the triumphant entry on Palm Sunday and the last supper on the evening of the following Thursday, so we have a window of about 4 days. For those who may follow Jesus there is no thought of his death, his arrest on Thursday night and crucifixion on Friday seem to come as an unexpected shock even to the apostles. For the Greek visitors, who I’d like us to focus on today, the sounds and sights of Palm Sunday, when Jesus rode into Jerusalem as a triumphant king and great crowds shouted “Hosanna in the highest, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, Blessed is the KING OF ISRAEL” would have been ringing in their minds……….