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Palm Sunday and Holy Week: God’s Word for the Weary

Palm Sunday and Holy Week: God’s Word for the Weary

On Sunday, our Lord rides into Jerusalem with the people proclaiming him to be God's Man. On the following Friday, the crowds are howling for his execution. What's going on here? This is the challenge of Palm Sunday and Holy Week for us as well. Can we worship and follow a God and his Christ who constantly violate our expectations in how they should act to rescue us from the chaos and evil in God’s world, our lives, and ourselves? Will we let God’s word to us, spoken through an unfolding story, a story that reached its climax with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the subsequent events of Holy Week, be sufficient to relieve and sustain us in our weariness? Check out how Fr. Maney develops this and resolve to proclaim Jesus to be your Messiah and King. Lectionary texts for today are Isaiah 50.4-9a; Psalm 31.9-16; Philippians 2.5-11; Matthew 21.1-11. The passion narrative is Matthew 26.14-27.66.