Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, one of the most significant moments of the Church year. This week, we journey with Christ from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his final meal with his closest friends and ultimately to his death on the cross.
As we walk with Jesus through Holy Week, we call to mind the countless men, women, and children who even today carry heavy crosses: crosses of hunger, war, homelessness, a lack of resources, or security. In these brothers and sisters, we encounter Christ as he walks that long road to Calvary.
This final week of Lent is also a time to reflect on those words of Saint Paul to the Philippians. Jesus emptied himself for us; how might we open ourselves to others? Our Lenten prayers, fasting, and almsgiving have prepared us to wrestle with this question.
We must never forget that Holy Week gives way to Easter—the fast turns into a feast. God wins the day. As we prepare to celebrate Easter with joy, our responsibility as members of God’s one human family is to share that joy with everyone, near and far.
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