Happy Palm Sunday 2014

Posted by Kris | Sunday, April 13, 2014 | | 3 comments »

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday marks the start of the Holy Week as Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey with the people welcoming and rejoicing with palm leaves.

So my church today did a short play on todays' reading on how Jesus was betrayed by Judas and was crucified by the people of Jerusalem. It was very heart-moving play to remind us Christian, how much suffering & humiliation Jesus endures for us in order to save us thru his love sacrifice. It is a like a one way sided love story, where Jesus persistently & eternally loves us even though alot of times we stray or even ignore/blame him  for the life challenges that we face every day. 

It reminds me on why I could not bear to finish the "The Passion of  the Christ" 2004 movie by Mel Gibson when it first came out a decade ago. Too soul touching when it come to the part of crucifixion; In the movie, if i remember; there was a flashback on the miracles and good work that he performed while he was crucified on the cross; yet the people still reject him later on when they choose to release Barnabas a violent criminal instead of Jesus and have him crucified.

I do reflect that if I were there during the crucifixion as one of the 'spectator/disciple', how do i feel? fearful? despair? uncertainty; That the man you hold to be the messiah is going to die in such cruel & humiliating manner. 


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3 comments

  1. ChampDog // 6:48 PM  

    Palm Sunday same with Easter Day???

  2. Kris // 11:12 PM  

    @champdog, not the same. Palm Sunday falls on 1 Sunday before Easter. Within this week, is what we catholic call the Holy Week. Or Triduum because the days in this week signifies the important events in Jesus's life in his salvation mission.

  3. ChampDog // 6:30 AM  

    Oh I didn't see this post was on last Sunday. I thought it is for this coming Sunday. :)