Presentation on theme: "This last week of Lent follows Jesus’ Passion on Palm Sunday to His death on Good Friday and then to His rising on Easter Sunday. Holy Week."— Presentation transcript:
This last week of Lent follows Jesus’ Passion on Palm Sunday to His death on Good Friday and then to His rising on Easter Sunday. Holy Week
Passion Sunday This Feast reminds us of the grand entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. He is hailed as king and “Messiah.” But, this jubilation does not last; it is superficial. Within the next few days they clamour for His death!
How do I relate to Jesus? As Saviour, servant...? When my faith or life is being tested, “Do I abandon Jesus like the crowd?” “Is my commitment to Jesus also fickle and superficial?” A Reflection on How Palm Sunday affects my life:
But, Jesus says, “If you want to be a follower of mine, take up your cross and come follow me.” Let us then ask ourselves: -What “crosses” am I refusing to carry in my daily life? - Am I a cross for others? Am I tempted to be like the crowd to “give up”? Do I hear myself saying, “Being a Christian is too difficult... the crosses are too heavy!”
Do you feel Christ’s intense love for you? Am I aware of the agony He suffered? My suffering/”crosses”are light in contrast to Our Lord’s agony. Our Lord persevered to the end simply for my sake. He truly loves me. Yes, He does!
What is my response to Our Lord’s love for me like? Ponder for a moment: What have I done for Christ? What am I doing for Christ? What ought I do for Christ?
Remember : In prayer we meet Christ, and in Him all human suffering. In service we meet people, and in them the suffering Christ.
Do something for Christ today. Do something for your family today. Do something for your friends today And do something for you today