Hosanna to the Son of David!
         Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
         Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

                           —Matthew 21.9

“Save us, O God!”
Save us. Not really a shout of praise
but a cry of desperation.

Only you, humble and riding on an ass,
can save us on our war horses.
Only you, pouring yourself out,
can save us from the wounds that swallow us.
Only you, suffering,
can save us, married to our comforts.
Only you, loving and forgiving,
can save us, so well defended.

Save us, O Vulnerable One,
from the fortresses we carry with us.

Give me faith to ride with you,
humble, disarmed, lovingly self-pouring,
with deep trust in your saving.

Blessed is the one who comes
in the peace of God.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
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