Palm Sunday Reflection
For Catholics Holy Week begins this Sunday, called Palm Sunday. We recall the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem, which begins the Road to Calvary. As Catholics we travel this road with Christ all the way to the cross. This time is solemn and a time to reflect on just how much Christ loves us. Understanding that Christ knew exactly what was ahead (so much so that He was actually physically distressed and sweat blood in the garden at Gethsemane) but still submitted Hisself to the will of The Father. He still entered Jerusalem and looked into the eyes of those who would soon call for His death. There are no human words that can reflect the depth of LOVE that God has for us and how far He will go to assure that we know that LOVE.
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12
The Entry into Jerusalem.
Matt 21: 1-9
1 When they drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered, and a colt with her.* Untie them and bring them here to me.
3 And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, ‘The master has need of them.’ Then he will send them at once.”
4 This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:
5 “Say to daughter Zion,
‘Behold, your king comes to you, meek and riding on an ass,
and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them.
7 They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them.
8 The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road.
9 The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.”