Loving even our enemies: The Way of the Cross
A reflection for Palm Sunday
There are two Gospel readings for this Sunday, Palm Sunday. The first is the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11). This Gospel is proclaimed as our palms are blessed, uniting us with the same crowds that cried “Hosanna” and praised Jesus as their king, “he who comes in the name of the Lord”! The second is what we will hear some minutes later, the Passion according to Saint Matthew (26:14-27:66).
It is not difficult to see the stark contrast between Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, and His suffering and death there mere days later. The same