PALM SUNDAY REFLECTION

Written by FBCLA Staff on Apr 07, 2017 in EasterHoly Week - No Comments
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With the celebration of the Palm Sunday, we enter into the Holy Week.  Palm Sunday is a day to reflect on the pain, suffering and death of our Lord Jesus.  The day begins with the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as King.  He is entering with majesty into the Temple city to celebrate the Passover.  The gospels record his arrival riding on a donkey, while the crowds spread their cloaks and palm branches on the street and shout, “Hosanna to the Son of David” and “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”  There is the manifestation of joy and enthusiastic welcome from the crowds as Jesus enters Jerusalem.  They honor him as their long-awaited Messiah and King who has come victorious.  The significance of Jesus riding a donkey and having his way paved with palm branches is a fulfillment of a prophecy spoken by the prophet Zechariah and in so doing emphasized the humility that was to characterize the Kingdom he proclaimed.

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