Palm Sunday, The Passion of the Lord –
Jesus was honored as he approached the eastern gate of the city riding on a donkey, and on Friday he was executed outside the western gate. He did not turn out to be the kind of Messiah they were expecting. How can we understand this week of irony, this week of agony? This is the week when the best of God and the worst of humanity collided. Our involvement in Christ’s passion may not be as intense as the people we read about in today’s passion. But it is a great opportunity for us to reexamine our lives and our relationship with Jesus Christ.