No Palm Sunday

The clues that Jesus is Christ the King?  They start with shepherds and wise men, and show up all over the Gospels.  But there's a moment, one that just screams Christ the King. 

Palm Sunday.  Jesus gets treated like a king by the people of Jerusalem.  The perfect Gospel for Christ the King, right? 

But on Sunday, the Gospel (John) is a throwback to Good Friday.  About as different from Palm Sunday as it gets.  Literally the worst part of Jesus' life. 

Which tells us what about Christ the King?  Something crucial.  Without it, we can't really understand Christ the King. 

More on this tomorrow.  Readings for Christ the King