As I prepare to preach from Matthew 21 this coming Lord's Day, I ran across a Luther quote regarding our Lord's triumphal entry.
In commenting specifically on verse 5 of Matthew 21, Luther remarks of Christ that:
He is presented as sheer grace, humility, and goodness, and whoever believes that of him is blessed. Look at him! He rides no stallion, which is a war animal, and he comes not with fearful pomp and power, but sits on a donkey, which is no war animal but which is ready for burdens of work that will help human beings. Thereby he shows that he does not come to terrify people, to drive or oppress them, but to help them, to carry their burdens and take them on himself.