March 28, Palm/Passion Sunday
Today’s passage reflects upon Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It’s the week of his passion and brings us into the last days of his earthly life. However, this is a festive occasion as everyone prepares for Passover. The city was welcoming Jesus as a famous pilgrim, the prophet from Galilee, with cries of joy. Only Jesus knew what would unfold in the coming days. He would be betrayed, rejected, and condemned to the cross.
Jesus accepted his fate and prepared to embrace the suffering he had to endure. Although religious leaders would not affirm him as their Messiah, Jesus sought his affirmation from God rather than the status quo.
Sometimes in following God, we are isolated and we endure pain as the result of walking with him. May God help us to be faithful through it all.
Father, in this Holy Week I pray that you would help me to learn, like Jesus, to be faithful despite the cost. Help me to look to be affirmed by you above all. AMEN.