Are we going to accept Him and His cross, or reject Him to avoid it?
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
April 10, 2022 •
Because He was not the King that they wanted, they rejected Him. Jesus did not come to set us free from any earthly ruler. He came to save us from sin, and death. That's why He had to suffer and die - it was the means by which He obtained our salvation. . . .
In our own lives, even two-thousand years later, we fall prey to the same temptation of the Israelite people. Oftentimes our lives, especially when we're suffering or things aren't going our way, we question the Kingship of Christ: "He's not the King I thought He was going to be." "He's not the King I expected." "He's not the God I wanted."
And we have a choice, just like they did. Are we going to accept Him, and His cross, or are we going to reject Him just to avoid the cross?
We should know better, we have their example. So let us pray that as we continue to celebrate this Holy Week, that we would follow Jesus, not just rejoicing and as our King, but also to the Cross.
The advice I would give during this Holy Week is: even if you can't make it here to Church during these Holy days, please schedule time during these days to pray. Read over the Gospel passages and meditate on them. . . . If we don't set aside time, and take that time, then what happens is, we're just too busy, the time allotted us has gone by and we've never drawn closer through meditation and contemplation to these Holy mysteries. . . . For all I know, this could be the last Holy Week I'll ever get. I don't know how long my life will be, I don't know when Christ will come again in Glory. We just don't know these things. So it's very important that following the Church's wisdom, we take some extra time this week on these Holy days.
Lk 19:28-40(procession) Is 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Lk 22:14--23:56
This week at St Dorothy's, please join us or watch our live stream:
Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper 7:00pm
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion 3:00pm
Easter Vigil on the Holy Night of Easter 8:30pm
Homilies begin at 7:30 and 40:24