The events of Palm Sunday in John 12 did not happen in a vacuum. The masses came because of the resurrection of Lazarus.
John 11 happened about a week before Palm Sunday. A look at each character in that story and how Jesus responded differently to each one shows how God considers each one’s situation, condition, and personality.
Jesus’ response to the crowd was to order them to remove the stone from the cave and to take off Lazarus’ grave clothes. We as a community of believers are all part of each other’s healing. Our renewal continues as we take part in this community.