Luke 23, 1-49 The Passion of Our Lord
Palm Sunday commemorates the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into
The people sang excerpts from Psalm 118: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahweh; Blessed is the coming of our father, David.” In the
There are certainly important elements in the origins of Palm Sunday. First, we see the Savior. Second, we celebrate the triumphal entry of the Savior into the place of His sufferings and pains. Third, the people who pay the highest honor will be the same people who will condemn him.
In our lives, there are members of the family whom we consider our Savior. These are the people who have received a better education among the members of the family. Many of these ‘saviors’ are my students in UP. These are the people whom people would put their hopes for a better life. Many of these people are the ones who support their families --- and extended families. For example, many overseas Filipino workers and bread winners are the saviors of our families. Second, when these people enter their own Jerusalems, whether it is about getting a new job here or abroad, many of us rejoice that finally, our hopes will be realized. And we “lay our cloak and wave our branches” as we see them off at the airport. Not knowing what pain and suffering is in store for them abroad or even in working. Third, many people who have triumphantly hailed these family saviors of ours, sometimes turn out to be the very people who would spend recklessly money from the sweat of those who work.
In our lives, we can ask ourselves who are our ‘saviors’ and see how much we have supported them; the support which they rightfully deserve.
*Regie's Despedida. She's going to Japan on scholarship.