Rev. Ruth Blum reminisces the excitement of watching or participating in a parade. As Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem on a donkey the crowds were excited about his arrival and greeted him with praises using their outside voice.

“God bless the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory to God!” Then some of the Pharisees in the crowd spoke to Jesus. “Teacher,” they said, “command your disciples to be quiet!” Jesus answered, “I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones themselves will start shouting.” Luke 19:38-40 Good News Translation