We celebrate Palm Sunday this week, remembering how Jesus, on a donkey, rode into Jerusalem, surrounded by disciples, well-wishers and those simply passing by. It seemed wherever Jesus went, a crowd followed, listening to his words, marvelling at his miracles and pondering on his love for and his challenge to everyone he met. Today, we realise that, as Holy Week unfolded, he became a lonely figure. He knew what it was like to be surrounded by loving people but also, on Good Friday, what it was like to be abandoned. He is for us today both King and Servant, raised high and brought low, known in and through crowds and in lonely isolation. We celebrate the humble service that made him King!