Palm Sunday – Year B
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Figure it this way: The righteous get to go in through the gate of righteousness. I'm righteous, so open to me the gate of righteousness that I may enter.
Then be open enough to consider you considered incorrectly. Steadfast love doesn't work on such a simplistic one-to-one correspondence. That is much too much too boring.
Note that there are gates upon gates of righteousness. One for your form of righteousness, sure enough, and other for mine and still others for others. All gates are the right gate – some are more easily recognized than others, but there are far more abundant gates than folks to go through. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
When our calculations turn out to be too small, think again, return to this passage and be reminded of steadfast love.