On that first Palm Sunday, two powerful forces converged on Jerusalem. The excitement for the arrival of Jesus, word of whose teachings and miracles had reached the throngs in the city to celebrate Passover, contrasted with the might and pomp of Pontius Pilate's legions and the power of Rome. Those in the city that day had a decision to make. Which parade do I join? Which vision will I follow? The Scripture reference is Zechariah 9:9-12. The Gospel reference is Luke 19:28-40.