Palm Sunday Year B
Mk.11:1-10 (1st Station)
It is the moment of greatest sacrifice. It may demand the giving up of our lives. It is our one moment in time. For Jesus, it was the hour. It was the Way of the Cross, the crucifixion and death and the giving up of life to give life to others.
What did it entail?
- Readiness to face the moment: knowing the cost, the price of giving, the pain and suffering, the acceptance of all, positive and negative, as part of our lives.
- Preparing the ground for the event: being ready for the coming moment, being faithful to the God who sends, being obedient to the here and now. ( there’s no bargaining, no tomorrows, no delaying, no reluctance)
- Guided by God’s Word, the scriptures and prophecies: signs that confirm and affirm, indicators on the ground but confirmed by Scriptures ( find a colt… untie… ride… return); detailed instructions parallel to the prophecies.)
- Recognising the fulfillment of God’s will: the way of the cross, the crucifixion, death and self-giving and the obedient embracing of God’s way to save. ( the cross that we decide to obediently carry is our salvation too.)
In order to embrace our Jerusalem or destiny, we need the attitudes of Jesus:
- Taking ownership of our call and mission and destiny.
- Being faithful and resolute as we journey to our Jerusalem.
- Being realistic and resigned to the situation and people about us.( people will praise us, and next curse us)
What is the greatest sacrifice of yours that glorifies or glorified God? As we celebrate Palm Sunday, are you ready to glorify God or glorify yourself?
TO ENTER OUR JERUSALEM IS TO KNOW OUR END, TO LOVE THE CROSS
& TO SERVE BY DYING TO SELF.