March 19, 2018
I always think of this as ‘fickle’ Sunday. It is the only Sunday in which we hear two Gospels – the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the Passion. In the first the people shout, “Hosanna”, “Blessed is he”. They welcome Him, and put down their cloaks and palm branches to form a carpet for the King of Israel. Yet, a few days later, the same crowd (with the influence of the Pharisees) are shouting, “Crucify him!” With which crowd do we want to associate?
It is up to us, and our determination to do the will of the Father, as Jesus did. Although by our sins we have shouted “Crucify him!”, through our redemption by His death on the cross we should be the first to continually praise Him, and proclaim him the Messiah, the long-awaited-one, the Christ.