Year A- Passion (Palm Sunday)
1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusThe moment had come to make my final entry into Jerusalem, a city where I had performed so many miracles, where many humble people had listened to my word and had converted, a place where there was also a lot of jealously for my teachings, where my enemies were preparing to kill me.
This would be my final entry into that place where I was destined to die for the salvation of all humanity. Large crowds prepared for my entry, some adorned the way by covering the road with their cloaks, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road to give me a worthy welcome as the great prophet who came in the name of the Lord.
They were shouting at the top of their voices, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" They were genuine in their praising, they appreciated the gift of God sending his Son to the world to be their redeemer, although many in the crowd were simply overcome by hysteria and being of a weak mind would be the ones who later on would follow the voice of their religious leaders and would turn against me demanding my crucifixion.
I was the King of Kings but they did not know it, I was humbly riding a donkey, but my dignity was always high as the Son of God, they were acclaiming rightly the presence of their King.
It was very sad to observe the weakness of the human mind at work. At this time they were there with me, rejoicing and praising God, but soon they would betray me and hand me over to the hands of my executioners.
As I received the appreciation of the faithful of that day, I had in my mind the appreciation of all generations, the praise of the humble and of all the genuine souls who come to me with sincerity.
I despise hypocrisy because I can see very clearly a heart tainted by pride, but I also feel very pleased with those who accept me as the Son of God and their Redeemer.
I am prepared to forgive the weaknesses of all human beings, when they come to me with humility and contrition.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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