First Reading Zechariah 9:9-12
In words that Matthew quotes when recording Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, God’s people are promised a rescuer who will be a king and yet humble. We need only return to him, our stronghold, and our hope.
Second Reading Romans 7:15-25a
Paul shares our own sorrow at frequently breaking God’s commandments, as sin leads us astray. Fortunately, salvation is not something we can earn but has already been achieved for us by Jesus, i