What is prayer? It’s simply whatever form of communication our relationship with God takes – physically, emotionally, spiritually, whatever. Look at it this way. If God is love, and if God’s love is the only constant we can rely upon, maybe prayer is simply recognizing the slipstream of God’s love in the world, and choosing to step on board.
Before the moment of victory over the King and his anti-Semitic regime, Jews in Jerusalem at the time, sorrowfully cried out, “Hosanna”, (which means: save us, according to Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic translations) as they were being killed and as wars ravaged the lands during this plight of Jewish oppression.
And here, for this purpose, is where Jesus, the incarnate foolishness of God, an utterly holy fool, arrives on the scene. For the primary purpose of the holy fool is to manifest in themselves, to act out, to call attention to the corruption and disorder established in the system, manifest in the institution for so long no one even thinks to notice it anymore.