March 29, 2015
(Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion)
Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,
he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross. Phil 2:6-11
A very blessed Palm Sunday, beloved!
Today we commemorate the beginning of the end of the human life of Jesus Christ. And it all begins in celebration and great joy, as Jesus enters triumphantly into the city of Jerusalem. With the waving of palm branches, He humbly enters on the back of a young donkey colt. But the cheers soon turn into jeers, as the crowd is so easily deceived by the malice and lies of the enemy, over the Truth and compassion of the Lord. And the waving of the palm branches of exaltation soon turn into the scourging pain of a Roman flagrum used on the blessed body of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
How obedient can we be, beloved, when that obedience may involve some suffering, some pain? What are these lives worth, to save the souls of ourselves or our loved ones?
And are we willing to die for our Lord,
as He was for us?
A very blessed day, indeed.
And may Holy Week lead us to our Easter Joy again!
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