Dust Particles Pt. 5: God's Will vs. My Wishes

The dominate assumption in Jesus' day (and ours) is that violence is the path that leads to freedom. When Jesus saw that his vision for the Kingdom of God had been conscripted by a violent nationalistic agenda he wept over Jerusalem. And then he rode a donkey into the city to show God's ways are not the ways of men. To live peacefully in a violent world is a part of the counter-intuitive call to follow Jesus.