We have to remember that the king, Jesus, was entering the world with a real agenda that had been planned from the beginning. As we consider that plan we look in on Jesus making his way into Jerusalem.
Hope comes to the one in seemingly hopeless trial through the ministry of the Gospel. The Gospel is a stake in the ground of an eternal future free of the turmoil of pain and suffering we face. It is the way to hope, the key for a life of joy and bragging about God.
We have to understand Grace in two ways. It's not only what God has done for us, bearing with our weakness. We must do the same with others, bearing with their weakness and failures too. That is grace too. putting others before ourselves.
Each one of us is unique. But being unique is not enough. We have been transformed through the renewing of our minds. We are now worshippers with a right view of self who use the gifts God has given us for his purpose. We have to use our uniqueness to further the kingdom of God.