FAITH BOOK

PALM SUNDAY (B) March 24, 2024

Processional Gospel:  Mark 11: 1-10  or 
John 12: 12-16; Isaiah 50: 4-7;
Philippians 2: 6-11; Mark 14:1- 15:47

Jude Siciliano, OP


Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. “Faith Book” is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.

 

From today’s Processional Gospel reading (Mark 11: 1-10):


Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches.
Those preceding Jesus as well as those following kept crying out,
“Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”

 

Reflection:

 

Despite the fact that Jesus’ appearances were humble, this did not turn people off or drive them away from him.  We tend to be impressed by splashes and displays of power that fill us with awe. Jesus doesn’t draw attention by such grandiose spectacles, but because his words and actions hold out hope to the weary and hopeless. Today we join the crowds who greet Jesus as he enters Jerusalem. and add our own “Hosannas” to theirs.

So, we ask ourselves:

What is there about Jesus that draws me to him and keeps me as his follower?

What can I do to reflect his simplicity and humility in my daily actions?

 

Click here for a link to this Sunday’s readings:

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032424.cfm

 


FAITH BOOK ARCHIVE:

V LENT (B) PALM SUNDAY EASTER SUNDAY EASTER II EASTER III EASTER IV



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