A Procession of Fools

Easter is on April Fools’ Day this year, and I dug back in my blog archives and discovered this liturgical prayer from 2012 when Palm Sunday fell on April Fools’.

You looked foolish,
an uncrowned King,
riding a donkey for your
great triumphal entry.

Did its master know you?
(Did he boast to friends–
Jesus was really riding my ass)?

And you call us to
be foolish for your sake
to believe in ways that
confound the wise
and frustrate the strong.

O Humble King, whose entry
announced a different kingdom.
You came with
Not with money and power
but in humility.

Let us be bold to walk with you.
Use us, Lord, to bring your
presence into our cities and towns.
Let us carry you with us.

As fools and jackasses for Jesus
Let us walk on, knowing that death and shame await,
but in the end, you King of Fools will reign.

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