Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
April 10, 2022
Readings for the Entrance Procession:
Readings for Mass:
Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
I tell you, if they keep silent,
the stones will cry out!”
Praise & Worship is the highest form of prayer which is offered to the throne of God or the Holy of Holies. Jesus’s mission on this earth was coming to an end and Jesus with his full Royal Majesty and Splendor enters in to the Jerusalem Temple which is the dwelling place of God. Jesus reveals his Majesty and Kingship in today’s liturgical service. In olden days the procession of the Palms taken in the whole of the Parish and every House used to Welcome the Lord in to their House by lighting the Candle, decorating House with Palm Trees and offering Incense and a Band with all instruments played on all tunes with loud songs of Praise and Worship. All the people of other faith used to wonder what is happening with these Christians and some of the Non Christians used to bow before the Blessed Sacrament pass through their Houses.
Praise & Worship is not a choice or a option to a Christian but a must factor to reach God to see him as he is. God deserves our Praise and Worship because Praise unwraps the presence of God and enable us to recognizes him as he is, and Worship is an act of complete surrender to the Will of the Master. Palm Sunday must be a Sunday of the Praise & Worship for all Christians of the World. As we remember his Majesty and Splendor riding on a Donkey a sign of Humility of a Servant King , we Worship our servant king and become servant of the servant. This is a realization for every Christian that we are not born in this World to be served but to serve.
It is a great opportunity to surrender and renew our life once again and accept Jesus as the only King of our life. Jesus is enough for us in this life , if we accept him as our King. Whenever I visit any important functions the Priests are given best of the places and respect than all the other Worldly leaders , this is a sign of honor given to the People of God. The act of Kingship of Jesus is above all preaching or attributes of Jesus . We have seen in the Lenten Readings , Jesus says : I am the Bread of life, I am the light of the World, I am the Good Shepherd, I am Who I am but in today’s liturgy Jesus openly receives the Glory, Praise and Majesty which is deserved only to the King of Heaven and Earth. this was the forecast of the Heavenly Glory which he had and is going to receive after his ascension.
Jesus the King of Kings is enough for all our financial, physical, Social, Spiritual needs of ours. if we depend on his Providence we will know that he is faithful to his every Word of the Gospel. The World is deceptive and takes us to the Kings of these World who are loot and kill but our King is a Servant King who comes to us not as a Judge but as a helper and servant. Let us understand his Kingship in our life and reconcile with him with a good Confession before he offers all our Sins on the holy Cross and give us a new life on Easter Sunday , making us Easter People. Praying for you to have Blessed Holy Week.
Prayer : Lord anoint us to enter in to the Holy of Holies in the Holy Week of the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.