Saturday, March 23, 2013

Palm Sunday - Mar 24th, 2013

Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey
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This Sunday is March 24th, 2013. It is also Palm Sunday. We remember the day Jesus re-entered Jerusalem. We remember the high hopes of the people of Israel welcoming Jesus into their midst. Jesus surprised everyone by riding on a donkey instead of a horse; traveling with ordinary disciples instead of with high-ranking officials; willingly readying himself for a week of suffering instead of a week of celebrating. The people celebrated not knowing what will happen. Jesus began his final week knowing exactly what is going to happen. For Jesus had only one focus: Obeying God and to fulfill God's will.

Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: “Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!” (Mark 11:9-10)

Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, which includes Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and ends at Resurrection Sunday, also known as Easter. Let us echo with joy, the shouts of the people.

Let us also with solemn remembrance, recognize the great love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


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