The crowd that shouted “Hosanna in the highest!”
and waved palms on that Sunday long ago,
was the same mob that only days later cried out, “Crucify Him!”
The crowd so easily becomes the mob.
The passion of the throng so effortlessly becomes
the furor of the horde.
Emotion is not meant to lead.
Masses are not intended to direct.
Following feelings and pursuing the pack
leads to saturnalia, lynching,
and being one of many.
There is no I Am in the hive.