In the midst of Jesus’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, there is a simultaneous note of discord. We can easily imagine the same crowds who shout, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” shouting, “Crucify him!”
As we make our way inexorably forward in our mission, what fears do we have that might stop us from committing to the first step? Jesus knows where the journey into Jerusalem will end, yet he proceeds anyway. How can we participate in this commitment in our own lives?
Resources for Lent:
Fr. Mike Schmitz, Praying Through Holy Week
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