Our Procession into Holy Week

‘Livre d’images de madame Marie,’ Hainaut or Brabant ca. 1280-1290 ( Nouvelle acquisition française 16251, fol. 29r) Palm Sunday
The Entrance of Christ into Jerusalem, (1844 by Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin).

As we process with our Lord Jesus upon His entry to Jerusalem, how do we view our spiritual journey during this Passion week? Perhaps, we are like the colt that is “tethered upon which no one has sat” per the gospel of Luke. Such an animal doesn’t know what is going on & knows only one mission in life – to transport things upon their back. The colt only knows that its mission per Luke’s account is to transports Jesus, God’s son, to that destination where He will give us life eternal upon that cross! We too may be like that humble colt in transporting our very self with Jesus, not exactly knowing the exact destination or true nature of the mission, but we simply carry out the task that we are accustomed to doing. Perhaps, we are the crowd waving the palm branches proclaiming, “Hosanna in the highest!”? Maybe we have been blessed with a miraculous encounter or had a good Lenten season with our Lord and our faith is strong as we approach this Holy Week? Maybe we will have our faith shaken & deny Jesus like Peter through that selfish desire, habit or sin that separates us from being strong in our faith this week?

Perhaps, our faith is not strong due to a loss, particular suffering or tragedy that has occurred that makes us question where God is with our hardship and sorrow?

Turn to our Lord in prayer today and let us proclaim, “Hosanna in the highest”! It is Christ Jesus, He who saves, that will cast aside our transgressions if we place our trust in Him & atone for our sin this Holy Week. A good practice this week may be to reflect and pray concerning the wounds of Christ. Perhaps, you will attend or perform the stations of the cross within your family home, or attend a veneration of the cross service? Commit to the Lord this week in prayer & ask Him to rid those items in your life that can’t be brought forth in His glory on our resurrection day.

Holy Wounds prayer link: https://catholiccurrent.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/TWIM-4-13-Prayer-Resource-Five-Wounds.pdf

Stations of the Cross: https://mycatholic.life/catholic-prayers/stations-of-the-cross/

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Published by StreetEvangelist

A Roman Catholic Christian living in the TX, USA area seeking to make the world a better place. Our call to mission as being made in the image and likeness of God is two-fold: to have authentic relationships with our fellow man, and to have an authentic personal encounter with our living God through His Son Jesus Christ who is, who was and who will always be. Let us not bicker, spew hate, or worry about trivial matters when we can become better images of our self to walk humbly with our loving God.

One thought on “Our Procession into Holy Week

  1. My dear nephew, you are a true disciple of Christ. Christ had St. Peter start the Roman Catholic Church and he is buried on Vatican Hill. For 1500 yrs, it was the ONLY Christian church as Christ would never start a false church like many Mr.’s did. Holy Week is very special and your article nicely done.


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