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|ERDU (Evangelisation Resources Down Under) is a Ministry of Our Lady of The Way Catholic Parish, Petrie, providing the Church throughout Australia and beyond with Scripture-based Resources to help people:
...with a spirit of contagious joy, welcome and service.
Taking palm branches they went out to meet him. John 12:13
'Palm Sunday is the great doorway leading into Holy Week.'
'But what is the content, the inner resonance of this cry of jubilation?
The answer is found throughout the Scripture, which reminds us that the Messiah fulfils the promise of God's blessing, God's original promise to Abraham, father of all believers: "I will make of you a great nation andI will bless you ... and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves" (Gen 12:2-3). It is the promise that Israel had always kept alive in prayer, especially the prayer of the Psalms. Hence he whom the crowd acclaims as the blessed one is also he in whom the whole of humanity will be blessed. Thus, in the light of Christ, humanity sees itself profoundly united and, as it were, enfolded within the cloak of divine blessing, a blessing that permeates, sustains, redeems and sanctifies all things.'
Pope Benedict's Palm Sunday Homily
God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name. Philippians 2-9
'This is Jesus. This is his heart which looks to all of us, which sees to our sicknesses, to our sins. The love of Jesus is great. And thus he enters Jerusalem, with this love, and looks at us. It is a beautiful scene, full of light – the light of the love of Jesus, the love of his heart – of joy, of celebration.'
'At the beginning of Mass, we too repeated it. We waved our palms, our olive branches, We too welcomed Jesus; we too expressed our joy at accompanying him, at knowing him to be close, present in us and among us as a friend, a brother, and also as a King: that is, a shining beacon for our lives. Jesus is God, but he lowered himself to walk with us. He is our friend, our brother. He illumines our path here. And in this way we have welcomed him today.'
Pope Francis sermon for Palm Sunday – REVISED
Posted on 24 March 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
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