March 28, 2021 Each year on the Passover, people would flock to Jerusalem. It’s said the city’s population would quadruple in size for the holiday. And, with so many people present at once and in light of what Passover commemorates, it was the perfect time for the Roman emperor to remind them of their captivity. So, from the west, the emperor would come each year, flanked by his soldiers and guards, and majestic horses. It was a procession much different than today’s gospel.

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