Finally, we serve Jesus as people with God-given nobility. Like the donkey who carried Jesus, we can walk through the world with confidence and grace. “You are a chosen race,” wrote the apostle Peter, “a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people.” As God’s royal people, we should hold our heads high and never feel that we are second-class citizens in this world. But this standing is not intended to make us feel superior to others. Instead, it is a status designed for service, “in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). Intelligent, cooperative, noble. That is the character of the heroic donkey, and the qualities of Christians who want to carry Jesus forward in what they think, do, and say.
- Mark 11:1-11