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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 29, 2015

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SUNDAY, March 29   Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

Mark 14:36 Jesus said, “Not what I want, but what you want.”

On Palm Sunday, we hear of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Scripture captures the drama of the final days of Jesus’ life on earth. What a powerful reminder about the changing fortunes of life. From joyful arrival into the city to crucifixion just days later.

A wise spiritual adviser once told me never to make a decision when I was extremely happy or sad. The adviser counseled to wait until I felt centered and not ruled by the praises or critiques of others, the glories or disappointments of the day. The drama of Holy Week reminds us of the importance of making the right decisions to face the tough events of our lives.

Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem and entered into it fully. He did not go into Jerusalem because he knew the crowds would welcome him.

He went into Jerusalem because he wanted to be faithful to the will of God. As we begin this journey into Holy Week, may we be ever

mindful of God—and do the right things for the right reasons. Come, let us journey with God.

PRAY for the Diocese of Jerusalem (Jerusalem and the Middle East)

Ps 31:9-16; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1—15:47 or Mark 15:1-39(40-47)



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