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Live As Faithful Disciples

posted Mar 27, 2015, 9:30 AM by Risen Christ   [ updated Mar 27, 2015, 9:32 AM ]
29 March 2015 ( Palm Sunday Of The Lord’s Passion )
Live As Faithful Disciples
Palm Sunday is a time to reflect on the pains, sufferings and death of Jesus and His love for us; and to reflect on our lives as we look at the actions of the people in the gospel which shows a woman who poured ointment on Jesus’ head. What she has done will be told in memory of her. The story of her support for Jesus is sandwiched between the assassination plot by the religious authorities and the betrayal of Jesus by a disciple. We also see Jesus’ closest followers fall asleep when he needed them most and how they betrayed, denied and abandoned him. Yet, some women who followed and looked after Jesus remained faithful and became witnesses to his death and burial by Joseph of Arimathaea. They discovered the empty tomb and took the message of the resurrection to the male disciples. A foreign passer-by Simon shouldered part of Jesus’ burden. An ordinary Roman soldier realized and proclaimed that Jesus is of God. As we review our lives, do we live as Christ’s faithful disciples or do we turn our backs to Him?