Commentary for 14th Sunday Year A

Zechariah 9:9-10 — The Humble Messiah King

  1. Future “King” who comes to Jerusalem: “Humble” and riding on a donkey. Not on a warhorse but on a humble donkey. Anticipation of the meek & humble Christ.
  2. New Solomon: a king of “peace”

Psalm 145 — I Will Praise Your Name, My King and My God

  • Psalm of Praise and Thanksgiving: “I will extol thee, my king and my God” (v. 1).
  • “I will extol you my King and my God” is one of the refrains of that Psalm, just like Jesus says “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you’ve hidden these things from the wise and revealed them to the infant.”

Romans 8:9, 11-13 — The Spirit and the Flesh

  1. You are not “in the flesh (sarx),” but “in the Spirit (pneuma)”
  2. Do not live “according to the flesh” but “according to the Spirit”

Matthew 11:25-30 — No One Knows the Son

The most explicit teaching of Jesus in the entire Gospel of Matthew about the mystery of Jesus’ divine sonship, of his relationship with the Father.

Rare occurrence of seeing Jesus praying to the Father.

Image of yoked friendship – Jesus & Simon.

Build upon preaching about the Cross from last week.

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