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A Pilgrimage To God
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord ( 5th April 2020 )
[ Isaiah 50:4-7 , Ps 21:8-9.17-20.23-24 , Philippians 2:6-11, Matthew 26:14-27:66 ]
The liturgy of Palm Sunday can be described as an ascent and a descent. The aspect of ascent is seen in our procession which reflects something very profound. We are setting off on a pilgrimage with our palms along the high road that leads to God, to eternity. Our palms reflect and unite the royal splendor of Christ with the proclamation of His Passion consecutively. They reflect our witness in faith to this messianic King and His Paschal victory over sin and death. Yet we can also fall and descend into falsehood and evil because of the insinuations of others who like the religious leaders of Jesus time have never set off on the high road to God and have never allowed Jesus to be the King of their lives because of their constant questioning of his actions, intentions and motives. We are all on a procession, a pilgrimage to God with Jesus in this life of ascent and descent. Let us then make this journey.