As the holiest week begins, we are called to walk in Jesus' steps
by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich
Palm Sunday begins the most Solemn Week in the Catholic Church – Holy Week. Today’s Gospel before palms are blessed is filled with excitement. Jesus is welcomed as a celebrity! A journey of joy.
A few days later Jesus will take his last journey. As we listen to the Proclamation of the Passion from St. Matthew we will walk with Jesus on the winding path from the upper room on Holy Thursday night out to the garden to Gethsemane, on to the house of Caiaphas and Pilate’s house and courtyard, and to Calvary’s hill – the journey’s end.
What more can be said? Allow some time to relive Jesus’ journey of joy and final journey. Is there a character you can relate to or with? What speaks to your heart?
As this Lenten journey comes to an end, where have these days taken you?
What have you learned?
What do you have to say to God?