Palm Sunday: Beginning of the week that changed the world

Luke 19:28-30, 35-38

Jesus proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem.
As he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany
at the place called the Mount of Olives,
he sent two of his disciples.
He said, “Go into the village opposite you,
and as you enter it you will find a colt tethered
on which no one has ever sat.
Untie it and bring it here….”
So they brought it to Jesus,
threw their cloaks over the colt,
and helped Jesus to mount.
As he rode along,
the people were spreading their cloaks on the road;
and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives,
the whole multitude of his disciples
began to praise God aloud with joy
for all the mighty deeds they had seen.
They proclaimed:
“Blessed is the king who comes
in the name of the Lord.
Peace in heaven
and glory in the highest.”

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of the holiest week in Christianity.

It is the week that changed the world. The week in which the Son of God, who chose to become incarnate, sacrificed Himself, was tortured horribly, nailed to a cross and left to die — in atonement for the shattering, cataclysmic sin of our first parents and humanity’s subsequent sins.

For why it takes God to atone the sin of Adam and Eve, see “Lent and the Fall of Adam & Eve“.

For why God became man in order to save humanity, see “The parable of the farmer and the geese“.

Our sins are so horrific that, while praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, He actually sweated blood, seeing every sin of humanity, from the first to the last.

That’s how much He loves us narcissistic, petty, selfish, ever-bickering, ever-warring, utterly wretched, and downright murderous humans.

If you go to church today, you will receive a long piece of palm leaf. This video gives very easy-to-follow instructions on how you can make a cross from your palm.

And remember to tell Him “Thank you” and that you love Him with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with all your strength.

May the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,

~Eowyn

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Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Wonderful lesson for today, particularly loved the video on making a cross out of a Palm tree leaf

God Bless you Dr Eowyn for all you do on behalf of the FOTM family.

William
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William

This post made me weep. It pulled me back from hate to the better angels of our nature. Prayers and blessings

Alma
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Alma

And with Your Spirit, Amén!

Steven Broiles
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Virginia Woolfe was absolutely WRONG: Human nature DID NOT “change around 1910”; It changed when Adam & Eve sinned, thus making all people from them to the last human being to be born, prone to the moral disorder of sin. We must believe in the FACT and the TRUTH about Original Sin! This week commemorates the Week in which Our Lord Jesus Christ resolved to Obey the Father and Redeemed humanity and made Salvation possible to all who follow and obey Our Lord. This is the Week in which Our Lord had resolved—from before the beginning of the world—to Save… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Palm Sunday’s readings always effect me profoundly. To reflect on our knees over the Lord’s suffering and release is transformative. I try every year to set this week aside as my time of renewal, leading to Easter’s renewal of my baptism.

I feel like today, leads to Thursday’s supper, Friday’s passion and Saturday’s Vigil, and Sunday begins another year. Trying to live a liturgical life helps me remember to place all of the daily idiocy in perspective.

We have much to celebrate. Today is another day the Lord made.