Palm Sunday devotional. From joyful singing to mournful silence, from “Hosanna” to “Crucify him,” Holy Week, which begins today, Palm Sunday, is a roller coaster of emotions. Joy – sorrow – mourning – Easter joy. Just like in real life.
Palm Sunday Devotional
Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” (Luke 23:20-21)
Our lives are also constantly torn between death and birth, joy, sorrow, celebration, and sadness. Where is the common thread, and where is the meaning?
The events that pull us back and forth only throw us off balance when our personality has no solid foundation. We cannot be true to ourselves when we do not know who we are.
Jesus was able to survive all the ups and downs because He knew who He was: not a king who gathers all the pomp and riches of this world, not a self-loving judge who destroys Judas before Judas can betray him, not a condemned criminal who was hung on a cross, not a killed, dead man who was laid in the tomb of oblivion.
He was not all that.
He was always the same as everything that happened: The beloved Son of the Heavenly Father. He remained faithful to himself.
Always remember that you are a child of God
Even if the forces of fate are raging in your life, nothing can separate you from the love of God. You are and will remain the Father’s beloved children. In this way, you can always stay true to yourself.
Prayer for Today
Almighty eternal God, grant me the grace to follow the patience of Jesus. I pray for peace among nations and peoples. Christ, Prince of Peace, I ask you to break down all the walls of strife that destroy love.
I also pray for families, may there be no lack of agreement, patience, and respect. I pray for all the wronged, the poor, and the sorrowful, those who have lost their loved ones. Lord, give them consolation. And may they receive help and compassion from people.
Lord, hear my prayer and make my heart capable of compassion and intercession for my brothers and sisters, through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.