This passage is full of surprises! The disciples puzzled over what Jesus was up to, as did the owners of the colt. The Pharisees are scandalised by the “crowd of disciples” (v.37) using Messianic-sounding language. As for those doing business in the temple courts and the religious leaders, Jesus’ words and actions are shocking! Everyone struggled to make sense of what he was doing. If Jesus was the Messiah then why didn’t he direct his anger towards Israel’s oppressors? It all depends on what kind of ‘Saviour’ you’re looking for. So, how about us?