Sunday, March 20, 2005
Palm Sunday 2005
Adjulation one day, rejection the next. What Our Lord endured was the fate of all humans in this fallen world but in the kingdom to come..."Come you blessed, enter into the joy of my kingdom."
This is what we await!
But now..."when I was hungry you gave me to eat, when I was thirsty you gave me to drink, when I was naked you clothed me, when I was a stranger you welcomed me, when I was sick you comforted me, when I was in prison you visited me..."
"When Lord, when did we see you?"
Those who can recognize Our Lord today in the hungry,the thirsty, the naked, the stranger, the sick and the imprisoned can expect to hear "Come you blessed,enter into the joy...
Those who can not can expect to hear "Depart from me you accursed..."
This Palm Sunday one cannot help but think of Terri Schiavo lying in her bed in hunger. The crucifixion of Our Lord repeated yet again. Pray that those who have put her on this cross will hear like St. Paul on the road to Damascus "Why do you persecute me?"
We in the fallen world too often follow the crowd singing praises to whomever the crowd praises (watch a film of Nazi Germany and the crowds cheering Hitler) and rejecting whoever they tell us to reject. May God give us all a prophetic spirit to be signs of His Kingdom in this fallen world, to be like a Mother Teresa who could point out His Presence in the outcasts of society.
The spirit of the anti-Christ seeks to ever crucify Our Lord anew. May we not be part of that crowd.