Lk. 19:28-40 | Is. 50:4-7 | Ps. 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 | Phil. 2:6-11 | Lk. 23:1-49
Today, we begin the most important week in the Church year. We commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and celebrate the Easter Triduum which takes place on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. All the readings begin to recount the events of the week that take us from the triumphal peak of Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem to His Last Supper with the disciples, His arrest, crucifixion and death, and finally to Jesus’s complete victory over sin and death through His Resurrection. We begin the week on a high so to speak, filled with great joy. Then we move into a time of deep sorrow and finally back to the great and overwhelming joy of Easter.
Take time today to pray the Scripture passages. In your imagination be with Jesus as He journeys to Jerusalem. Ask Jesus for the grace to be faithful to Him this week. Give enough time to prayer to feel the joy and the sorrow that Jesus feels. Allow these feelings to touch you and convert you.