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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Preparing for Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Jesus and the Pope call us to go out to others and proclaim the Good News. I think that Palm Sunday has an aspect of joy as well as sorrow. Jesus is proclaimed and celebrated as he enters into the city of Jerusalem, It is a joyful crowd and these are people who want to welcome Jesus. The problem is that so many of them are like many of us. We welcome Jesus until we are asked to be with Him in His Passion and Death. The fact is that the Resurrection comes after Jesus has suffered and died for us and we need to be with Him all the way. The disciples left Him and fled, but the women found their way to be near Him to the end and were also the first to know the joy of the Risen Jesus.
One of our Sisters in California does a Way of the Cross each year linking all the suffering in this world of ours. It is really impressive and I will be praying over it in Holy Week.
May all have a Blessed Palm Sunday and enter into Holy Week with great love and compassion for those who are suffering in all parts of our world.

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