The crowd cried out "Hosanna!" as Jesus entered into Jerusalem seated on a donkey. Hosanna means "Save us!" I think we often welcome God into our lives the same way the crowd welcomed Jesus: "Save us!" Save us from debt! Save us from our tiresome relatives or neighbors or bosses or co-workers. Save us from terrorism and climate change! Save us from the cold winters and the hot summers! Save us from our fears and unrealized hopes! Save us! We cry out to God to enter into the cities of our lives and overthrow all the external problems which keep us from being comfortably faithful. However, as Shakespeare famously wrote, "The fault lies not in the stars but in ourselves." Or as Jesus said it is not the things outside us that defile, but the things within. Jesus comes to save us from ourselves. Are we ready to accept the savior who forgoes the warhorse for the donkey, who calls us to repent, to love our enemies even unto death on a cross? If so then join the crowd and make way for the One Who Comes in the Name of the Lord!