Today we celebrate Palm Sunday. We remember how palms were placed in front of Jesus as He entered into Jerusalem.
We also listen to how Jesus was taken to His crucifixion. The crucifixion reveals the Lord's love for us. It allows us to see to what extremes the Lord will go in order to save us from sin.
Because of the suffering and death of Jesus, there is no more barrier between us and God. We are freed from sin and have received the promise of eternal life. This is the meaning of the events of Jesus's passion. They mean that God's love for us is so great, He will do anything not to lose us.
As we listen to the Passion of Jesus, we want to ask ourselves how we should show the Lord our love for Him. Everything we have is a gift from God. As we prepare to celebrate Easter, we're preparing to celebrate the Lord's greatest gift, the gift of eternal life.
When Jesus was crucified, He gave us everything He could – His body, His blood, His life and His love. Let's each ask ourselves, "To what extent have I given Jesus everything I could? What keeps me from giving him more?"
Sincerely in Christ,