Today is Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday, when we recount palm waving Hosannas, the Last Supper, the agony in Gethsemane, the betrayal, trial, scourging, crucifixion, and the body of Jesus getting put into a grave. We’ll revisit these events throughout Holy Week, but next Sunday is Easter so today there’s lots to contemplate.
At the center of everything is the Cross and love of Jesus Christ, every nail of suffering driven in Him He endured for us that we might know His love and be set free.
“What has the Cross given to those who have gazed upon it and to those who have touched it? What has the Cross left in each one of us? You see, it gives us a treasure that no one else can give: the certainty of the faithful love which God has for us.
A love so great that it enters into our sin and forgives it, enters into our suffering and gives us the strength to bear it. It is a love which enters into death to conquer it and save us.” Pope Francis
A blessed Palm & Passion Sunday to all…
grace, peace & eternal LOVE
Virginia : )
Lovely and inspirational thoughts Virginia! Have a Blessed Holy Week!
May you and your family have a blessed Holy Week & Easter, Arlene –blessings & hugs! 🙂
Likewise Virginia. May your celebration be meaningful and blessed.
Blessings this Holy Week ♥️ I’ll be praying for you and the whole world 🙏🏻🙏🏻. Jesus gave his all for all 🙏🏻🙏🏻
May you and your family have a blessed Holy Week & Easter! So grateful Jesus gave His all for all of us! Blessings! 🙂
I write my morning pages to GOD everyday…Good Orderly Direction/The Artist Way, Julia Cameron. It’s good to write with him everyday. Blessings on your Holy Week too. So many great memories with all the Catholic Rituals. I remember my little Italian Grandmama would send us all to Saturday Easter Vigil’s mass (hours long) so she could get all her Easter preparations done. I was one of 30 plus grandchildren at the farm on Easter. Otherwise she always would make us go on Sunday because she said getting mass out of the way by going on Saturday wasn’t good ❤
What precious memories – thank you for sharing. I’ve also kept spiritual journals for many years (often dusted off to find quotes for these Lenten blogs) -it’s humbling looking back at some of the things that seem so important (in my eyes…) Blessings! ✨👀📚👀✨
Happy Easter 🐰🐇🐣 Hsppy Spring.